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Date: 08/05/2017


Atlas Packaging and TCi (GB) Ltd, both based in North Devon, have created a corrugated solution to help minimise waste created by the disposal of office furniture.

Recognising the enormous waste problem created by temporary office provisions, particularly within the construction industry, TCi (GB) Ltd has worked with Atlas Packaging to develop a 100% recyclable, sustainable cardboard desk. Site accommodation furniture typically has a life of 2-5 years, and often end up in a landfill due to the costs associated with sorting and re-purposing.

Having previously supplied a sustainable desk solution for some high profile construction clients, TCi (GB) Ltd decided to develop the design to suit the market more appropriately, and collaborated with one of the UK’s largest, most comprehensive packaging companies.

Atlas Packaging, known for creating high-quality boxes, cartons, point of sale displays and other packaging solutions, combined their wealth of experience in cardboard engineering to create the ECOdesk360 professional quality Cardboard Workstation in partnership with TCi (GB) Ltd. The ECOdesk360 is made entirely of corrugated board that is 100% recyclable, and just as robust as traditional office desks, complete with integral cable management and a hard-wearing recyclable acrylic top. The desk has been fully tested by FIRA (Furniture Industry Research Association) to BS EN 527-2:2002 & BS EN 527-3:2003 standards for office furniture; work tables and desks.

For specific projects, the desk allows bespoke logo printing to the white side panels to strengthen corporate image and identity.

Both Atlas Packaging and TCi (GB) Ltd have an ethos to minimise carbon emissions, providing environmentally-friendly solutions during both the processing and completion of their solutions.

Altogether, the ECOdesk360 represents a pioneering shift towards sustainability without compromise on quality or service. The future of construction, exhibitions, pop-up offices and work hubs will be supported by this 100% sustainable product, and TCi (GB) Ltd looks forward to developing further, complementary products in the future.

Jason Sharman, managing director at Atlas Packaging said “Being environmentally-friendly is paramount to our operations, from creating point-of-sale displays for high street brands, to the ECOdesk360. We have water treatment, cardboard recycling, solar panels and more to minimise energy waste in our warehouse and factory, whilst also being accredited with the FSC Chain of Custody Certificate.

“Creating this recyclable desk is a significant step towards making office furnishings more energy-efficient, and we’re excited to see how the industry changes with solutions available to minimise the waste left by office desks at present. It shows anything really is possible with corrugated board!”

Ben Gibbs Marketing at TCi (GB) Ltd has said: “Working with a local business certainly helped to keep communication and prototyping simple, whilst allowing for responsive manufacture and assembly times. The excellent relationship that has developed between Atlas Packaging and TCi (GB) Ltd means that we have been able to focus on creating a genuinely first-class product at a competitive price, without compromise.”

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About Atlas Packaging

Atlas Packaging Ltd. is one of the UK’s largest independent packaging companies, at the forefront of packaging, print and design. Atlas provides an extensive range of bespoke design and manufacturing services and has become a market leader in the industry.

Atlas has both design and manufacturing facilities in-house, cutting out the middleman and cut processes. This reduces costs to clients, helping them remain competitive whilst offering a high quality service to all clients. Having won the coveted Gold Star during the Starpack Awards, their services have been recognised as excelling in the packaging

About TCi (GB) Ltd:

TCi (GB) Ltd specialises in the space planning, fit-out and refurbishment of commercial, educational and welfare facilities.

Whether you're planning a move or just making changes, we can turn your ideas into reality by designing an office to suit you, your style and your budget. We offer a complete office interior solution, from consultation and space planning to project management and installation.