Sustainability and responsibility are an integral part of everything we do at Ben Simpson Furniture.
Starting at the very beginning we only use responsibly sourced, certified, sustainable Northern Scandinavian Pine and pack our products in 100% recyclable packaging | We always recycle or reuse waste products from our manufacturing process which include Wood Offcuts, Sawdust, Cardboard & Plastics.
All our wood is responsibly sourced, certified, sustainable Northern Scandinavian Pine. We only use the highest grade joinery pine. This allows us to manufacture a product which is consistently high quality with the knowledge that its sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Our Recycling Project
We are constantly trying to find new ways to limit our impact on the environment. Everybody should now be trying to find solutions to their waste habits by either LIMITING WASTE | REUSING | RECYCLING...this is what we are doing at Ben Simpson Furniture!
We generate 400kg of wooden offcuts a month. This sounds high, however when converted to a scrap wood percentage, it is only 1.2% of the wood used in our production.
All our wood offcuts are either reused for our smaller products or made into Kindling ideal for locals & pubs.
All our sawdust is collected through our extraction units. We generate approximately two 250 litre bags of sawdust a day. All of which is then packaged up and distributed to our local farms.
It is then used as bedding material for cattle & farm animals, very popular amongst the team - GOLD DUST!
One small element of our business that still uses bubble wrap is our packaging of metal fixing strips. This accounts for 1% of all our orders and is something we are looking at changing.
We are in the process of designing a plastic free solution using a honeycomb cardboard wrap.
We spent months designing the perfect cardboard packaging. We needed it to be durable and protective yet environmentally friendly.
We have managed to achieve exactly this... All our cardboard packaging is made from 75% recycled materials, and is 100% recyclable after final use.
Making it the ideal solution at a time when the environment is at the forefront of everything being produced.