Environment – Taking an action

Oct 1, 2018 | Würk – For many organizations talking about and acting on the environment is just a fad when in the news and when people are concerned about it. But for us at würk it is something that we are always considering in every product that we design & manufacture. For example, did you know that we don’t use any fiberglass in any of our products at all? The reason for this is first and foremost that fiberglass has been linked to the same cancers that are caused by asbestos. ( While this is at the manufacturing state it is still something that we were concerned about, not to mention manufactures that do use fiberglass in their office furniture products have people walking around in hazmat suits in order to avoid the negative consequences of working with that product. At the other end, the end of its so-called life it is not recyclable.

The ability to be recycled at the end of the product life is extremely important, there are many office furniture products that claim to be environmentally friendly as they are made from recycled products but at the end of their lives cannot be recycled and end up in a landfill. We view that as irresponsible and giving the end-user of the office furniture product a false sense of being environmentally responsible.

Many of our products are manufactured from recycled materials and all are recyclable at the end of their lives. When analyzing what materials to use during the design phase of würk’s office furniture products we put everything to an end-of-life test which ensures that our products are reusable and at the very least recyclable diverting the materials we use from a landfill is extremely important to us and for the planet.

99% of our suppliers are within a 100-kilometre radius of our facility with a few being out of province but within a 600-kilometre distance lessening the distance that products have to travel reducing our carbon footprint. During the design phase, we also look at the weight of products and test products rigorously in order to get the lightest product into the market. This again reduces the carbon footprint of our office furniture as it takes less fuel to transport würk office furniture products.

Contact us for more information about what we do to preserve our environment.

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