22 Dec 2023

How to make your wood workshop more sustainable

As we move into 2024, sustainability is more than just a buzzword. It’s a crucial aspect of responsible business operations to be sustainable. Not only is it an obvious win for the planet, but it’s an increasingly important issue to consumers, government bodies, and policymakers.

The good news is that if your company produces wood waste as part of your workshop activities, there’s an excellent opportunity to minimise your environmental impact. 


One effective way to achieve this is by using a briquette machine to transform wood waste into a valuable resource, reducing landfill contributions, and promoting eco-friendly practices. 


Here at VWM, we’ll explore how the use of briquette machines and wood burners can help you enhance your workshop’s sustainability…


Firstly, why does sustainability matter?

Before diving into the solution, it’s essential to understand why sustainability is vital for workshops. Sustainable practices not only benefit the environment but also your business. 


Here are some reasons why:

  • Environmental responsibility

By reducing wood waste and promoting sustainable practices, your workshop can play a significant role in conserving natural resources and minimising environmental harm.

  •  Cost savings

Sustainability often leads to cost savings in the long run. By utilising wood waste for heating fuel, you can cut down on disposal costs and reduce the need to purchase traditional fuel sources.

  • Customer attraction

Many consumers today actively seek out businesses that prioritise sustainability. Demonstrating your commitment to eco-friendly practices can attract environmentally conscious customers.


The role of briquette machines

At VWM, we offer a sustainable solution for workshops by supplying high-quality briquette machines. These machines are essentially designed to compact wood waste into dense, easy-to-handle briquettes. These can then be recycled or used as fuel for your wood-burning stove or at home. Here’s how they work:


1)  Collect your wood waste

You start by collecting the wood waste generated in your workshop. This can include offcuts, sawdust, and other scrap materials.


2)  Operate the briquette machine

The briquette machine takes this collected waste and compresses it into condensed and regularly shaped ‘blocks’ or briquettes. This makes the waste much easier to transport, storage and recycle. This process not only reduces the volume of waste but also transforms it into a valuable resource.


3)  Heating Fuel

Finally, once you have a stockpile of briquettes, they can be used as efficient heating fuel during the winter months. This is particularly beneficial if your workshop uses wood burners for heating.


How can VWM help you make your workshop more sustainable?

At VWM, we take sustainability seriously. That’s why we offer a range of briquette machines and wood burners. Taking steps to align your workplace with modern sustainability standards could have you feeling overwhelmed. But small, simple changes can make a significant difference, and we’re here to assist you every step of the way.


To view our full range of briquette machines please check out our website here or, alternatively, give us a call on 01282 870077 if you have any questions. 

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