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Sustainability

Throughout Our Company

Materials

Offcut Timber

Our timber comes from city development. We find value in the pieces that would usually be burned.

As a practical, durable, and renewable material that naturally captures carbon it's an ideal choice for interiors. We use every last bit and even re-use our own extraction dust so none goes to waste.

Wood Waste

Planing waste and wood dust in add a gentle speckle and pleasant warmth; essential for the timber terrazzo aesthetic.

These are significant waste streams that are impractical for small businesses to recycle. Our focus is to use waste streams that do not have an associated circular economy.

Mineral Powders

We developed our mineral content mix in house to give our binder exceptional durability and a fine matt finish. It comes from a variety of sources including cement and plaster waste from foundries.

0% VOC Bio-Resin

VOC stands for “Volatile Organic Compound”, these are harmful substances that are released over the lifespan of a material and are commonly found in plastics and solid surfaces.

The carbon footprint of our resin is 40% lower than the equivalent petroleum based systems, based on its Climate Change Global Warming Potential (GWP).

FSC Poplar Plywood

We chose 18mm Poplar Plywood as our substrate as it gives the right blend of strength and stability.

It's perfect for furniture, joinery, and all sorts of demanding interior projects.

Company Policies

Plastic Free

We don't use single use plastics and the only disposable items we have are essential protective equipment for our staff.

All of our domestic packaging is plastic free, with most also being made from recycled materials.

Waste Management

Less than 5% of our waste goes to landfill. All the rest is either recycled or used for energy reclamation at a facility less than 5 miles from our factory.

Our aim is to become "Waste Negative" - to consume more waste than we produce. We keep track of every kilogram of waste we produce and consume, reviewing it monthly to constantly improve our strategy.

Supply Chain

Every aspect of our supply chain is thoroughly audited to ensure that we are as sustainable as possible. This involves reducing travel distances, choosing more sustainable materials, and reducing incoming plastics.

End of Life

Although not (yet) widely recyclable Foresso can be returned to us for re-use and recycling, every piece of material no longer needed can be ground up and used in future batches so that none goes to waste.

You can see our End of Life process here.

Future Goals

Total Circularity

Our overall aim is to be waste negative - consuming more waste than we produce - but we also want to have complete circularity within our own production. This means finding uses for any waste we produce.

On Site Energy Generation

We are actively investing in technology to generate electricity on site. This will be a combination of new generation and reclamation from our existing processes.

Electric Delivery Fleet

Shipping is notoriously complex and carbon intensive, so we want to bring it under control by investing in our own electric delivery fleet.

More Accessible

We want to make ethically and sustainably made products more widely available in terms of supply and price. We are actively developing new materials with the support of InnovateUK to meet this goal.

0% Landfill

Although only 5% of our waste goes to landfill, we want to make this zero. This last part is very challenging as it is mostly used PPE.

100% Recycled and Renewable

The last hurdle for our products is to be made 100% from renewable waste material. We've made a lot of progress over the past years and there are some exciting new technologies to help us with this.

Got Questions?

We're always happy to talk about why and how we do things. If you have any specific questions or would just like to talk about the challenges of sustainability please do get in touch.

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