Sturdy Framac is committed to taking back Sturdy Manufactured products for recycling at the end of their service life. This service applies to the original customer only and cannot be passed on.
Once informed by the customer of the decision to return the product, the product will be evaluated as to whether the components can be reused, reconditioned or recycled.
The customer will be responsible for notifying Sturdy and be responsible for any cost associated with the removal and/or delivery of the system back to Sturdy Framac.
Product Custodianship: Sturdy Components Pty Ltd have a product stewardship program covering several options and stages. All returned product is firstly assessed for quality to determine recycling outcome:
- If product is in reasonable condition, repairs can be made and then offered to be returned to client
- All furniture in good condition is offered to the 2nd hand reseller market for further use as office furniture.
- Other items can be disassembled and all plastics, metals, timber and foam are separated and collected by various recycling companies.
General Site Environmental Practices
Sturdy Components Pty Ltd has implemented an Environmental Management System (EMS) that we are continuously modifying, reviewing and improving. Our Environmental Management System includes the following practices:
All plastic and paper / cardboard are recycled.
Plastic dust covers are returned from site and reused.
Our scrap plastic is collected by Astron Plastic where it is washed, filtered and re-palletised. It is then re-extruded into a variety of different products.
Energy Efficient Assembly Processes;
Sturdy Components Pty Ltd are constantly investigating more energy efficient alternatives and implementing these where appropriate. This is under continuous review and improvement.
Energy Consumption and Emissions Rates;
Sturdy Components Pty Ltd monitors and records quarterly our power usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
Bubble wrap used on our products is called EnviroBubble which is manufactured using EPI Oxo-Biodegradable plastic technology. Other plastic wrapping has 10% recycled content and all bags are reused and then recycled when no longer useful.
Sturdy Components Pty Ltd is committed to researching, implementing, and continuously improving our Environmental Management System. We believe in working with suppliers and their products that also support our Environmental Policy in order for us all to make a significant contribution to the protection of the environment.