The Teamwoodcraft family are officially tree huggers, we love the touch, sense and smell of tress. We understand the effort and the time it takes for a tree to mature and because of this we are trying very hard to become a totally green company. Over the past couple of years we have tried to implement green policies wherever possible. We are constantly seeking new ways to develop our green programme and indeed are open to discussions and new ideas from many colleges and organisations that we work closely with. Teamwoodcraft are delighted to have been one of the only companies in Ireland approved for the FIRA project.
Concepts we have initiated include the following:
- Teamwoodcraft have an internal Eco Management System in place.
- For every full project we complete , we plant a tree in honour of the wood we have just used. Our workshop is carbon neutral. Any off cuts are put through our wood chipper and converted into logs for our wood burning stove which heats our workshop.
The remaining wood shavings are used for horse bedding.
- We try to use water based lacquers wherever possible.
- We recycle as much of our product as possible including our lacquer tins, recycle usable material from strip outs etc.
- We also recycle some of our clients furniture by taking it in and reupholstering or restaining-polishing countertops, counter fronts etc. wherever possible so that we are working with products that are in existence rather than having to create totally new ones.
- We employ clean systems in our workshop specifically to deal with recycling and efficiency.
- In our offices we print on recycled paper wherever possible and print on both sides of the paper to save our trees, which of course we love.
- We provide all documentation and brochures on CD’S.
- Our energy is produced by a sustainable company.
- Our products have a naturally long life cycle and are produced to the highest standards with training provided to our clients to ensure that they get longevity from products made by ourselves.
- We have taken advice and guidance from SEI.