We believe that through light and colour our world can be a more joyful place. If there’s a windows filled with dull obscured glass, then we are here to put things right. It is our endeavour to help bring some of that joy into your part of this world though creating stunning work for you. While doing this we also believe that we should be aware of our impact on the earth and at all times take care to reduce wastage through recycling and reducing our carbon footprint. To do this we endeavour to always act in the ways listed below.
There is always scrap glass and it is has an intrinsic beauty to it. To give that beauty another life all our scrap glass goes to Resilica
in Newhaven, East Sussex. They use it in fabulous applications for bars and restaurants, kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, flooring, shop fittings, public seating and architectural features.
PAPER & PLASTIC
The paper we use for printing designs and maps at the Brighton studio gets recycled by Paper Round
. All paper received with a blank reverse is used for printing on, before being recycled. Likewise all recyclable types 2 and 4 plastic are recycled through Paper Round.
Cardboard and plastic-based packaging that our glass and other materials arrive in at the Sussex studio are reused by a locally based internet shopping business, Everydaythings.co.uk
Scrap lead from both restorations and commissions at the Sussex studio is recycled by Geo E Richardson and Sons
. The Midlands studio uses Taroni’s of Birmingham
and like the Brighton studio, scrap is taken there just once a year.
All glass used for temporary glazing when windows are removed for restoration is reused in further restoration jobs. New is only bought when we do not already have large enough pieces in stock to fill the required frames. Eventually it is sent to Resilicia
Wood used for transporting windows is either offered to the Wood recycling Project
, or reused in the same way as the glass for temporary glazing. Eventually it is passed on to be chopped down and used as fire wood.
REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT
Simply Stained Glass is signed up to Brighton & Hove’s 10:10