49% (348.5 cubic meters) high-grade reuse
+99.7 cubic meters on Q1 figures of 2022
This includes wood which is used to build our products (predominantly from reclaimed scaffold boards), and also makes up some of the reclaimed timber which you’ll find on sale in the Bay F timber yard.
51% (361.5 cubic meters) recycled
+48 cubic meters on Q1 figures of 2022
This is made up of leftover timber which we cannot make use of. This wood is chipped and made into MDF, chipboard or wood pellets.
0% low-grade reuse
This is timber which is reused as firewood or kindling. Whilst we’ve not exactly had the warmest Spring/Summer so far, we’ve definitely not had demand or need to produce kindling over the last quarter!
What does this mean?
From April to June, we’ve reused and recycled enough wood to fill the volume of more than 1/4 of a hot air balloon or 68 Glasgow Wood Van loads. This means 5 more van loads and an extra 44 cubic meters on top of Q1‘s statistics.
This is based on the size of an average four-person hot air balloon estimated to be 2,200 cubic meters, and the Glasgow Wood van is capable of holding approximately 9 cubic meters.
In the last 6 months, this means…
1,683.5 cubic meters have been reused and recycled in total, equalling 142 van loads or three quarters the volume of a hot air balloon. You can see from April to June collections picked up!
63 van loads were made in Q1, but a massive 79 were made in Q2. This is likely to be in part due to David joining the team to help us take on more than one collection per day. 19 days during Q2 saw 2 collections per day.