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The work of community wood recyclers, including High Wycombe-based Chiltern Wood Recycling, was recognised at this year... Posted: 11/09/2012
The work of community wood recyclers, including High Wycombe-based Chiltern Wood Recycling, was recognised at this year’s National Recycling Awards when their lead body, the National Community Wood Recycling Project (NCWRP), was named Materials Recycler of the Year in the small and medium sized enterprises category.
The National Recycling Awards reward excellence in the recycling sector, and celebrated the hard work of the NCWRP and its members in keeping over 7,000 tonnes of wood out of the waste stream since 2008 through its National Builders Collection Scheme . This scheme is a pioneering response to the need to deal with wood waste produced by the building industry in the most sustainable way possible. By collecting and sorting waste timber and selling wood which is reusable back to the public, Chiltern WRP and 26 other enterprises nationwide are able not only save resources and reduce demand for virgin timber but also to provide valuable work and volunteering opportunities for disadvantaged people.
Chiltern Wood Recycling is a not-for-profit organisation that collects and sells reclaimed wood, while providing work, training and volunteering opportunities to people from all backgrounds. Chiltern Wood not only prevents unwanted building timber going to landfill, but then recycles it into beautiful pieces of furniture that is sold from their workshop in High Wycombe and in a number of retail outlets in the local area. For more information visit www.chiternwoodrecycling.co.uk.