Tree-Hugger Factoid #31

2 February 2011, 14:19

Chairs are the most common piece of furniture thrown away.  The US EPA reported that furniture accounted for 9 million tons, or 4 percent, of our waste stream in 2005.  Revive it with new fabric or if you need to get rid of it, recycle it through reuse. Give or sell your own furniture to others.
“Chairs are the most common piece of furniture thrown away. The US EPA reported that furniture accounted for 9 million tons, or 4 percent, of our waste stream in 2005. Revive it with new fabric or if you need to get rid of it, recycle it through reuse. Give or sell your own furniture to others.”

Source: “Tips for Recycling Household Furniture” by Earth911.com
Photo Source: MorgueFile


Comment

#1 · Carrie

2 02 2011 - 15:46

Freecycle is a great way to donate unused/unwanted household ites. It is a national organization with three local groups. www.freecycle.org