ProjectDIVERT – Arts and Crafts Community Centre

The Client

ISG, a global construction specialist, is committed to promoting their sustainability agenda through it’s business operations and sustainable business goals. With a mission to drive revolutionary change in the industry, ISG have many similar values to Encore, one of which is to support communities who’s lives are improved for knowing us and at no extra cost to them.

The Challenge

On completion of a branch refit for client Nationwide Building Society, ISG removed approx. 1,000 carpet tiles from site, all of which were identified in good condition.

As part of its key operational values to reduce carbon footprint, minimise waste and support communities, ISG turned to Encore Environment to find a zero to landfill solution that would also benefit the local environment.

The Solution

Using Encore’s unique web-based tool, ProjectDIVERT, we identified a local diversion opportunity that would not only improve costs, carbon savings and the Corporate Social Responsibility of our client but also better social and economic outcomes for the environment. ProjectDIVERT located two charities nearby the site, a local Arts and Crafts Community Centre and a local Village Hall, who, gratefully received the donations.

The Results

By innovatively reprocessing the carpet tiles from site, Encore successfully reached 100% diversion from landfill. Furthermore, we achieved 40% cost savings for our client by employing a cheaper, more direct means of disposal than traditional routes.

Managing the logistics, Encore are able to provide full duty of care for the transport of these materials.

Letter of Thanks from Ewyas Harold Arts and Crafts Community Centre

“Thank you very much for the carpet tiles that have come available for us to use. Please find a brief note about us, our project and, what we are using the carpet tiles for. 

We are a charity – Arts and Crafts Community Centre – based in Ewyas Harold a small village on the welsh borders in Herefordshire. After two years of working with the landlord, our Parish Council, they are giving us a 24-year lease to open up a redundant church and add to this existing building with a new structure to make the whole site viable as an arts and crafts centre…”

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