Belfast Telegraph

Firm's desk job helps make green statement

A Belfast retail firm has been helping customers go green by recycling their old desks.

Desk Warehouse teamed up with Wright Recylcing during Desk Amnesty Week where companies can have their old desks recycled when they trade them in against new ones.

In addition, any packaging materials which arrived with a new desk have been recycled.

Both companies have also made a donation to the Woodland Trust to plant trees in Kilcooley Wood near Bangor.

"My conscience told me there must be a better way to utilise old desks than just adding to landfill," managing director of Desk Warehouse Allister Mulligan said.

"I knew if I could find the right partner who was committed to recycling that together we could offer our customers something that not only would take all the hassle away from the purchase of a new desk but that they would really value.

"We found that partner in Wright Recycling and then realised that we should be planting trees to complete the cycle.

"The Woodland Trust were the obvious choice"

Patrick Cregg from the Woodland Trust welcomed the move by Desk Warehouse.

"We think having a Desk Amnesty Week with the opportunity for your customers to recycle old desks is not only a terrific idea, but a great way to demonstrate recycling," he said.