To truly be a part of a circular economy, we must remove the potential for waste from the very beginning. In the case of furniture, fittings and equipment, we must examine the initial manufacturing process and choose materials that will not ultimately be forced into landfill.
Extending the life of products and materials reduces the need for recycling and its associated carbon footprint. Focusing instead on repair, reuse, resale, refurbishment, and remanufacturing.
Egans circular model prolongs the life of office workstations and associated furniture, fittings and equipment. Assets are reused, repaired, refurbished, remanufactured, and resold for government departments, universities, and corporates.
We provide real-time virtual access store facilities for our clients. Their furniture is seamlessly housed virtually alongside items procured through our ‘Wise Office Furniture Program’ which can be purchased through the same seamless platform as their own stored furniture. Assets can be rotated through any state (store, deliver, buy, sell) with the click of a mouse.
Items that cannot be reused, resold, or refurbished are stripped back to raw material. Where possible, the materials are used to manufacture new furniture locally. The material that cannot be used in either of these processes is then recycled.
This process achieves over 80% landfill avoidance for our customers but we can achieve 100%. We are improving our circular model by working with clients to identify which materials allow circularity and which do not.
Our clients are rewarded with significant savings over what they would have spent through demolition and new furniture purchase. Savings continue to grow as organisations continue along their circular journey.
Office furniture should never be binned.