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Environmental Benefits Of Steel Lockers

Preparing for the future means choosing office storage that’s adaptable to change and can be repurposed, reused, reconfigured or recycled. With more employees working flexibly and choosing sustainable transport methods, companies are choosing modular locker systems which allow facilities to grow storage with reduced costs to the company and the environment. Synonymous with eco-conscious and adaptive ways of working, steel lockers offer flexibility, reduced costs, maximised floor space and can extend the duration of the fit-out. 

Steel Lockers Are Sustainable
Steel lockers are 100% recyclable and unlike engineered wood products are not destined to landfill at the end of their life-cycle. Steel is the most recycled material worldwide and replaces the use of unrecyclable, engineered boards used in joinery fit-outs. Steel lockers reduce the amount of non-renewable resources required for manufacture and do not use solvents or Volatile Organic Compounds. Products such as Planex’s xLocker2 range are Green Star rated ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 and AFRDI blue and green tick certified which contributes to the overall sustainability rating of the project.

Steel Lockers Are Durable
Steel lockers provide the strength, durability and design flexibility to safeguard against obsolescence. Unlike conventional locker systems made of joinery, steel enables faster assembly on site and can be more easily reconfigured. This reduces the number of tools required, allowing for simple replacement and re-use. Additionally, the ongoing cost of churn vs new replacement of traditional lockers provides an economic benefit over time. 

Steel Lockers Are Adaptable 
Designed for multi-purpose spaces, steel lockers are suited to many different environments. Reflecting staffing numbers, steel lockers units can be uniquely replaced, reconfigured or relocated. As group requirements change, various group units can be integrated or removed. And products such as Planex’s xLocker2 units clip together to create freeform storage within the floor plan without requiring a new fit out when needs change.

Steel Lockers Are Customisable 
Steel can be powder coated with environmentally friendly finishes and locker doors can be perforated with unique custom designed punch patterns and fitted with acoustic sound absorbing material to minimise noise. The individual character can be further enhanced by the use of sustainably sourced veneer or ply for the doors, top surfaces and shrouds. Customising your locker creates a seamless fit with any environment, and can be designed to match and incorporate other storage products such as Linea Sliding Door Cabinets and Flox Planter Boxes.

Locally Made Supports Australian Manufacturing 
Companies like Planex who manufacture Australian designed and made lockers can offer many benefits over cheaper imported competitors. When you buy Australian made products, you help to support the local economy. Short lead times and reduced travel miles is good for the environment, your products are guaranteed to be authentic original designs and warranties are easier to access. Local companies can also offer bespoke customisation and customers can enjoy top quality furniture that meets the highest standards for durability and fitness for purpose.