16 July 2012
The tools include an orbital sander, jigsaw, electric drill and a set of screwdrivers. They will help give2give repair and refurbish donated furniture as part of their Blue Dove Designs project. The project identifies donated items of furniture that can be improved and given a new lease of life before being sold through one of the charity’s two furniture shops or on e-bay.
give2give is the leading re-use charity in Bromley, and winner of the ‘Green Business’ Award in the Council’s annual Environmental Awards. It sells donated furniture to raise money to support residents across Bromley. Since the charity was established in 2003, it has donated more than £180,000 to local good causes and sold more than 84,000 items of re-use furniture.
Nic Allan, contract manager for Bromley, said: “We are proud to be able to support a local charity that supports the local community. In addition to the good work that give2give do, up-cycling furniture also enables good quality items to be diverted away from landfill.”
Gail Devries, CEO at give2give said: “We are delighted that Veolia Environmental Services has kindly donated tools for the Blue Dove Designs project. These will be used to enable us to repair and up-cycle furniture that will be sold in our shops in Bromley.”
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Nic Allan, contract manager for Bromley, with staff and volunteers from give2give and their new tools (l-r Gail Devries chief executive of give2give, Nic Allan and give2give volunteers John, Pearl and Jack)
For more information please contact:
Veolia Environmental Services (UK) Plc.
Ashley Road Depot
London N17 9AZ
Tel: +44(0)7920 295 715
Notes to the editor
Veolia Environmental Services, part of the Veolia Environnement Group, is the UK’s leading waste management company. With a sizeable presence throughout the UK, mainland Europe and the world, Veolia Environmental Services employs over 77,000 people in 33 countries and serves more than 800,000 business clients worldwide. Veolia Environmental Services is the only global provider of a full range of services for handling hazardous and non-hazardous solid and liquid waste. It provides waste management and logistics services as well as materials recovery and recycling. Veolia Environmental Services generated revenue of €9.08 billion in 2012.
We are committed to protecting the environment and improving the lives of the communities in which we operate and have been awarded Platinum Rating in Business in the Community’s Corporate Responsibility Index for 2013.
Veolia Environnement (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE) is the worldwide reference in environmental services. The company has operations all around the world and provides tailored solutions to meet the needs of municipal and industrial customers in three complementary segments: water management, waste management and energy management. Veolia Environnement recorded revenue of €29.4 billion in 2012.
Further information can be obtained by visiting the websites: www.veolia.co.uk