Envibe, co-ordinated by Croydon Council and government financed has recognised washroom and janitorial supplier Futures Supplies & Support Services Ltd involvement in the environment and local community by awarding it a prestigious Gold Envibe Award.

Futures Supplies are one of the first three companies in Croydon to have been awarded  the new Envibe Gold Award and have achieved this by changing and reviewing every way they look at their company recycling systems.  In addition, they have contributed to the Croydon Commitment scheme, which gives care leavers a chance to experience life in an office by giving them work placements for a twelve-week period.

UK is fast running out of landfill site and continues to create rubbish at an unsustainable rate. London alone consumes the resources of a land the size of Spain with around 90% of the City’s waste going to landfill or incinerators.

The average office worker uses about 2.5 trees a year in paper and this figure is increasing annually despite the paperless office myth.

Every ton of paper recycled can create savings of 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 4 megawatts of energy and 7,000 gallons of water.

Futures Supplies based in South London want to help in tackling the growing problem and as well as promoting environmental awareness at home amongst the staff they are actively encouraging customers and suppliers to adopt and implement better environmental practices.

Mandie Kemp said, “We are extremely proud to have been awarded this accolade, this award would not have been possible if we had not had the support of the staff who have been totally behind everything we have put in place to assist with this project.”

By making a few simple changes such as printing and photocopying on both sides of paper, recycling ink cartridges for charity, using recycled paper and waterless printing techniques on sales literature all add up not just with energy saving and reducing the impact of business on the environment but because all these actions cut costs too it means they are good for business as well as the planet.