Hoare Lea is a leading international firm of electrical, mechanical and public health consulting engineers. The company relocated to refurbished premises in Aztec West, near Bristol, at the end of 2016 and, in line with its environmental and CSR policy, wanted to ensure that reusable furniture and equipment were donated to good causes with a zero waste to landfill guarantee for any non-reusable items.
Collecteco visited site well before Hoare Lea
Avonmouth Sea Cadets is a charity based in Shirehampton that offers activities to young people to promote a range of skills and help prevent youth offending. The organisation received donations ranging from storage wall, desks and filing cabinets to boxes of mugs and stationery.
Woodstock School supports children with learning difficulties and works out of premises in Henbury, an economically deprived area of Bristol. The school received donations including picture frames, stationery and other smaller items to spruce up the old refectory where they are located.
The Markfield Project is an inclusive community hub in Haringey where disabled, deaf and autistic people can play, socialise and get information and support to help them live the life they want. Collecteco arranged delivery of furniture, crockery and stationery to the London-based charity.
Green Community Transport based in Yate, South Gloucestershire is a not for profit providing accessible transport. Donations from Hoare Lea allowed them to update their offices and accommodate additional staff and volunteers.
Simple Norfolk provides information and activities to benefit the lives of local people, whilst promoting community integration and cohesion. Their move to new premises was done on very limited budget and donations from Hoare Lea allowed them to kit out their new HQ to a very high standard that just wouldn’t have been possible on their very limited funding.
+ Landfill Diverted: Over 36,000kg
+ C02 Reduction: reuse reduces transport associated with using new materials and products
+ Reuse vs buying new items made from virgin resources
+ Jobs/training created & supported and scarce funds of recipients protected
+ Support of local and national good causes
+ Cheaper to reuse than to landfill