Furniture and Landfills

With Ikea, Apartment Therapy, Target, Ashley, Value City, etc., combined with the endless stream of HGTV and DIY networks home renovations, the push for out with the old and in with the new grows ever stronger. According to the EPA’s Advancing Sustainable Materials Management Facts and Figures 2014, 11.8 millions of tons of furniture and furnishings waste were generated. Furniture and furnishings waste made up 4.6% of the total Municipal Waste Stream. In 2014 only 10 thousand tons of furniture and furnishings were recycled and composted in the Municipal Waste Stream, ranking in as the least-recycled product.

Furniture Waste Pie Chart

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