A circular economy minimizes waste by making the most of available resources, ensuring that everything is done to reduce, reuse and recycle. Government agencies with sustainability mandates can easily take part in the circular economy; it’s good for both the environment and taxpayers’ wallets. Money can be saved through waste minimization and efficient use of all resources (including energy).
Office Furniture Plays a Key Role in the Circular Economy
Government agencies have been ahead of the curve when it comes to adoption of green technologies, like using energy-saving light bulbs and appliances, and correctly disposing of electronics. But what you might not know is that you can also reduce waste and purchase products for your office that have less of an environmental impact.
8.5 million tons of office assets end up in landfills every year in the US alone.
Envirotech offers refurbished and remanufactured office furniture, which diverts solid waste from landfills by turning previously used furniture into just-like-new products. By reusing office furniture destined for a landfill, Envirotech makes office furniture a key player in the circular economy.
What Is Refurbished Office Furniture, Exactly?
Refurbished office furniture is not simply the resale of used furniture. Envirotech carefully inspects all reclaimed office furniture, and gives it the TLC it needs, including re-upholstery and paint touch-ups. Refurbished office furniture looks as good as new.
Remanufactured furniture takes pieces of high-quality furniture destined for the landfill and repurposes them into new office furniture. The entire chair or desk is broken down, sanded, and painted/upholstered so that when it’s reassembled, it’s a brand-new product.
A chair that was originally $1000 now costs $600, and 85% less labour and energy is required.
Maximize Sustainability by Taking Part in the Circular Economy
In addition to saving labour and energy, Envirotech’s office furniture reduces the carbon footprint of the products you are purchasing. A less intensive manufacturing process also equates to less harmful greenhouse gas emissions when compared to the production of new office furniture.
Not only can you shrink your carbon footprint by purchasing consciously, but you can also shrink your overall office furniture budget by taking part in the circular economy.