East Midlands Wood Recycling CIC is a social enterprise collecting and reusing
waste wood in the most environmentally beneficial way while creating jobs
and training for disadvantaged people.
Our service is based on the principles of the circular economy; by saving wood
we are building a more sustainable society. We promote community reuse,
one of the most powerful tools available to fight waste.
This labour-intensive activity provides a wide range of disadvantaged people –
including learning difficulties, or mental health issues – with the means to build their confidence
and self-esteem. They learn new skills, helping them to overcome barriers to
finding employment. We estimate that every tonne of wood collected also
saves around half a tonne of carbon emissions.