Gone are the days when old meant useless. Now vintage finds can be found in a scrap heap and they can be highly-sought after by consumers. Here’s how some businesses are capitalising on items other people throw away.

Rescuing and recycling furniture

Old isn’t just old anymore… it’s vintage. Pre loved and upcycled furniture is snapped up by stylish consumers and interior designers to dress homes and office spaces. Everything from chairs and desks to office furniture can find a second life at the hands of businesses. Recycled Business Furniture is just one example of a company who knows that clever and sympathetic recycling saves money as well as resources. 

New products from unusual materials

You can’t get much greener than plant life. Have you heard about the award-winning small business who developed office furniture fabrics from nettles? Camira understand the many business and environmental benefits of recycling, reusing and reselling. Their fabrics and chair coverings are made from hemp, nettles and various recycled input materials and they have won the hearts (and awards) of consumers and business owners alike.

Save cash by replacing old items

There are many ways in which business owners can make smart decisions about reusing energy and appliances. Our corporate customers’ choices benefit their business now and in the future. Did you know British Gas offers its business customers up to £400 in a scrappage discount scheme when you replace old boilers? And you can keep your existing boiler clean and green with fixed price boiler repair from British Gas’s expert Gas Safe registered engineers.

Businesses that see the value in things most folk no longer use, show us how important it is to look at the lifetime value of products and constantly search for innovative ways to recycle, rescue and reuse.

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