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A West Yorkshire School saves thousands

A West Yorkshire School saves thousands

Zoot were contacted by a school in West Yorkshire in response to one of our e-mails.

They had the go ahead to totally refurbish the entire school and wanted a company that could not only provide new furniture but could also ethically dispose of their redundant school furniture.

The board of Governors, teachers and pupils were adamant that they did not want the furniture to end up in landfill and rather than sell the furniture or have to pay removal and landfill taxes were prepared to donate the furniture to a worthy cause.

After a free consultation and plans drawn up for the installation of the new furniture (considering the 'Whole Life Cost' for each and every new product supplied), this is how Zoot helped the school to sustainably dispose of their redundant items:-

  • Zoot organised, via one of their trusted charities who are equipping schools in Jamaica, for all of the furniture to be removed at no cost to the school
This resulted in:-
  • The diversion of approximately 14 tonnes of school furniture going to landfill
  • Prevented between 5600 - 8200 cubic metres of methane gases (More deadly than Co2) being released into our atmostphere
  • Diversion and reuse of this furntiure resulted in a net Green House Gas saving of 25 tonnes of Co2
  • A saving to the school of approximately £3,500 - £4,500 (plus VAT) on landfill taxes, labour and transport 
  • Hardly no time involved on behalf of school staff
  • An enhancement in the schools reputation by activly recycling their items.
  • The opportunity to set up a collaborative long term project between themselves and 3 schools in Jamaica that can be embedded, and will be beneficial to the curriculum in all the schools involved  
The benefits to schools in Jamaica:-
  • Students in Jamaica will have the resources that will better equip them to learn and a vastly improved learning environment
  • Teachers will have educational resources equipping them to be even better teachers
  • They will have the opportunity to discover where their furniture came from, how it got there, differences between cultures, beliefs and ideas
  • The opportunity to develop lasting overseas friendships 
Did you know that staff time, awareness and funding were cited as being the main barriers to improved environmental performance?

Zoot offer a solution........

  • Little or no staff time required.
  • No awareness or experience required on your behalf - simply tell us your school furniture problem and we'll find you an effective solution leaving you to concentrate on teaching.
  • Funding - what funding? Our services are currently free of charge.
Click here to book your free collection or telephone now on 01453 549322 to see how we can help you...For all our futures.