Going Green With The Office Furniture Friday 7 September 2007 PDF Print A leading supplier of brand-new ergonomic office furniture, Brighton based Posture People (www.posturepeople.co.uk) are mounting an awareness campaign, aimed at encouraging best purchasing and recycling practice amongst businesses looking to buy new office furniture. Their hard-hitting message? Companies can do more for the environment. What is more, change is good for the bottom line - businesses are increasingly facing hefty costs to dispose of their waste and the old office furniture that makes way for the new can be very expensive to dispose of. (Statistics by environwise estimate that disposing of waste is costing businesses some 1.5 billion a year - equating to 4.5% of total turnover) Posture People office design consultants supply a wide range of brand-new high-quality and ergonomic office furniture to UK wide businesses. Says Jo Blood, Director of Posture People, "What we are increasingly noticing is that the Facilities Managers that we liase with when we are quoting for and supplying new office furniture, are now charged with finding suppliers that offer more than just value for money. The suppliers that they source today have to be ethical and environmentally responsible. It's not always easy for a Facilities Manager to find a supplier that can tick all these boxes." Jo continues, "What is also clear to us, is that recycling still has to make its mark where office furniture is concerned. Given that on average, a business changes some or all of its office furniture every five years, then that amounts to a whole lot of landfill waste. If the business works with us as their preferred furniture supplier, then we can really make a positive impact on this situation. " Working very closely with one of their key suppliers, RH Form, posture people have developed a unique environmental and recycling scheme that considers the whole life cycle of that humble but vital tool, the office chair. Says Jo," Rh Form is Europe's leading manufacturer of ergonomic office chairs. They provide what we call ‘the ultimate seating experience’ because their chairs actually prevent strains and injuries. What’s more, Rh chairs are made from a high percentage of recyclable materials. At their production plant in Sweden they have slashed the amount of waste collected from their factory by nearly 99%. What really wows our customers is that Rh will recycle every single unwanted old RH Form chair that they have supplied over the years, free of charge. That amounts to thousands of chairs being recycled year in year out, instead of making their way to a landfill site and long-term financial savings for businesses that buy their RH Form chairs from us. When maybe five years down the line they are looking to replace them, there will be no cost for disposal if they take advantage of this fantastic recycling initiative." The message is clear. If your company is looking to invest in new office furniture and to work with ethical suppliers with their finger on the environmental pulse, then Posture People are the people to speak to on both counts. -Ends- Editor information: Posture People is a Brighton-based company that is dedicated to providing high quality ergonomic office furniture. They don’t just supply office furniture - there are thousands of companies doing that. They are passionate about achieving great posture in the workplace. For more information please contact: Jo Blood Tel: 01273 685 125 Fax: 01273 698 563 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Leapfrogg in the following categories: Business & Finance, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.