Episode 53 - Peter Lavelle from Glasgow Wood Recycling - Social Enterprise Conversations
January 13, 2017•29 min
Glasgow Wood Recycling was established in 2006. Since then, the business has grown from strength to strength through their involvement in a number of different projects which are uniquely suited to their particular social enterprise.
That social enterprise is, if the name wasn’t already a giveaway, catered to reducing the amount of wood being needlessly sent to landfill. Initially the company used old scaffolding wood as the basis for the business; however they have since grown to include most kinds of waste wood. It is then gathered and sorted at their South Street workshop and subsequently reused to create quality furniture or bespoke pieces for homes and businesses of all kinds.
Recycling could broadly be considered one of the most social of enterprises. After all, anyone who reduces society’s impact on the environment is also making some kind of social impact by dint of having a positive effect on society.
However, Glasgow Wood Recycling does more – they provide volunteering and tr