Wilson James in partnership with Community Wood Recycling

9th June 2021

Social and environmental impact report – B369 Project Jupiter, CV31 3HJ

 

Working together to  save resources  change lives

 

Reusing wood is 10x more efficient than harvesting, milling, and transporting virgin wood. With every tonne of wood collected from a WJ’s site, Community Wood Recycling are creating work and training opportunities for disadvantaged people – changing lives for the better! Even their collection methodology saves carbon – the 3.5 tonne collection trucks use less than half the fuel of a skip lorry, greatly reducing CO2emissions, pollution, and the impact on the road.

 

18.4 tonnes rescued from the waste stream ​​​​​​​

 

0.2 paid jobs created             0.3 people trained

1.2 tonnes reuse

7% was pushed up the waste hierarchy into reuse; used by the community for DIY/ building projects or made into a whole range of beautiful products from bird boxes to dining tables.

 

5.6 tonnes firewood

30% was processed into firewood and kindling for local homes and businesses, helping to displace fossil fuels, reduce carbon emissions, and create paid work.

 

11.6 tonnes recycled

63% was sent for recycling into woodchip, used in the manufacture of particleboard, animal bedding, or as carbon neutral fuel in power stations.