Reusing or recycling furniture and fittings diverts large waste items from landfill and provides others with quality well-priced shop or office pieces.
Unwanted furniture in good condition can be refurbished or sold for reuse through second hand furniture dealers or charitable organisations. Shop fittings can also be stripped out and sold if intact. Furniture and fittings not suitable for reuse can be deconstructed and separated into material streams such as metals, plastics, fabrics and timber and then recycled. Reusing or recycling furniture and fittings diverts large waste items from landfill and provides others with quality well-priced shop or office pieces.
Carpet and rug recycling is largely an untapped opportunity in Australia, but has the potential to reduce significant amounts of greenhouse gas emissions and resource use.
Mattresses are one of the most common items sent to landfill. But most components of a mattress can be recycled which diverts these large waste items from landfill. Mattresses in good condition can also be cleaned and donated to charities to help them provide low-cost bedding.
Most furniture is resource-intensive to produce, and if dumped, takes up large amounts of landfill space. Buying quality furniture that will last or reusing, refurbishing or recycling are all more resource-efficient options.
Shop fittings can be stripped and separated into various materials streams for recycling or refurbished and resold. This diverts large waste items from landfill and provides the community with quality well-priced shop or office pieces.
Whitegoods are generally composed of valuable metals and plastics which can be recycled. Recycling whitegoods diverts large waste items from landfill and helps prevent toxic substances such as flame retardants from entering the environment.
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