Eliminate Used Furniture Getting Dumped in Landfills.
Although many new office furniture products are made from a percentage of recycled content, remanufactured office furniture is reused – the highest form of “Green”. Remanufacturing conserves energy and natural resources over new manufacturing by up to 95% and avoids the solid waste stream and air pollution caused by the new production process.
New office furniture production is intensive in its use of fossil fuels, raw materials and waste. By choosing environmentally friendly furniture and following the simple “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” adage, MFC makes it easy to buy office furniture that is Green.
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We’ve found most businesses will choose to do the right thing for the environment when given the chance. Choosing to buy used or refurbished office furniture will be one of the most important environmental decisions you will make for your business. Buying and installing refurbished and used office furniture eliminates over 90% of the environmental impact associated with the material inputs, production, and distribution of office equipment.
THE EPA ESTIMATES THAT
BUSINESSES DISCARD OVER
9 M I L L I O N T O N S
OFFICE FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS
PER YEAR into L A N D F I L L S
A T A C O S T OF
OVER $300 MILLION
Remanufacturing just 1 W O R K S T A T I O N diverts almost 1,000 POUNDS OF WASTE from a landfill.
ARE YOU READY TO DO YOUR PART?
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Purchasing remanufactured office furniture can also help your company achieve LEED® certification from the United States Green Building Council. LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED CI) is a rating system that addresses the specifics of tenant spaces primarily in office and institutional buildings. LEED CI provides the opportunity for building tenants to design and certify high performance, healthy, durable, affordable and environmentally sound workplaces. For more information visit the US Green Building Counsel Website. Here are some LEED credits you may qualify for when you buy refurbished furniture from MFC.