The Benefits of Furniture Recycling

“Think of the feel-good factor you will get from revamping a pre-loved piece of furniture rather than purchasing something new. When you buy new furniture, you are responsible not just for the raw materials – be they wood, glass or something else – but also any chemicals used in the manufacturing process, as well as any air miles or road miles used to transport the finished piece to you.”

Furniture recycling

Donating used furniture and and fixtures from offices and facilities can help companies avoid both monetary and environmental costs, according to an article on Today’s Facility Manager.

In most instances, furniture and fittings are replaced before the end of their useful life, according to TFM. If fixtures and fittings are in used — but still usable — condition, one alternative to landfilling is to donate the equipment for use, as is, to a nonprofit, charity or public agency.

Often, it can be easier for the donor organization to partner with a furniture dealer, architect or recycler to find an appropriate done.

Read more: https://www.environmentalleader.com/2013/07/the-benefits-of-furniture-recycling/

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