UK-based Atlas Packaging, along with TCi (GB), has developed a fully recyclable corrugated solution that includes an office desk to help reduce waste created by the disposal of office furniture.
The sustainable cardboard desk, ECOdesk360, contains corrugated board that can be completely recycled.
Offering the same strength as traditional office desks, ECOdesk360 also features integral cable management and a hard-wearing recyclable acrylic top.
Furniture Industry Research Association (FIRA) in the UK has fully tested the desk under the BS EN 527-2:2002 and BS EN 527-3:2003 standards for office furniture.
The newly developed desk is designed to accommodate logo printing on its white side panels, enabling users to strengthen their corporate image and identity.
Atlas Packaging managing director Jason Sharman said: “Being environmentally-friendly is paramount to our operations, from creating point-of-sale displays for high street brands, to the ECOdesk360.
“We have water treatment, cardboard recycling, solar panels and more to minimise energy waste in our warehouse and factory, whilst also being accredited with the FSC Chain of Custody Certificate.
“Creating this recyclable desk is a significant step towards making office furnishings more energy-efficient, and we’re excited to see how the industry changes with solutions available to minimise the waste left by office desks at present. It shows anything really is possible with corrugated board!”
The company also noted that the existing site accommodation furniture can be typically used for two to five years, and often end up in a landfill due to the costs associated with sorting and re-purposing.