Carpet tiles donation to Willen Hospice

Fresh Use for Old Carpet

The Client

ISG, a global construction specialist, is committed to ensuring environments are both protected and enhanced and aims for optimal operational efficiency through reducing waste and emissions. It was working on a fit-out project in Swindon in Wiltshire.

The Challenge

The project resulted in the removal of more than 3,500 carpet tiles that were still in good condition. In supporting ISG’s sustainability goals and those of their client on the project, Encore Environment was asked to find suitable recipients for the tiles.

The Solution

Using the unique database of charities, businesses and recyclers on Encore Environment’s award-winning ProjectDIVERT app, various suitable recipients for the tiles were identified.

The Result

Encore arranged for the carpet tiles to be collected and distributed, so avoiding the use of landfill or the tiles being burned at Material Recycling Facilities. Those who benefited from these donations included Help Our Homeless in Milton Keynes, CAFLO (Community Actions for Local Opportunities), Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes, Fawkham Pre School, Milestone Academy, Salvation Army in Rushden and Squirrels Day Nursery.

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“Being a charity organisation, we don’t have pots of surplus money, so thank you again for providing the carpet. Anything like this is a big help to us.”

Chris Pottinger, Estate Manager, Willen Hospice