Waste News Worth Your While

According to the EPA, 57 million tons of durable goods waste is generated in the USA each year. Furniture waste accounts for 21% of that total. Unfortunately, 65% of total durable goods waste goes to the landfill.  Even more concerning is that 80% of furniture waste ends up in the landfill.

truck interior with palettes of power strips

A Shocking Number of Power Strips!

When a corporation was refurbishing multiple office buildings, they stripped everything down to the floorboards.  This resulted in about 12,000 power strips that were no longer needed.  Already plugged into the FRS reuse program, the client offered up these quality items. 

FRS Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

[Carlsbad, CA]—April 21, 2021—Furniture Reuse Solutions, a business specializing in sustainability services, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council – West, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Furniture Arrives in Jordan

Jordan faces an extreme refugee situation, with the influx putting a strain on their healthcare infrastructure.  Working with FRS, Helping Hand for Relief and Development, an international humanitarian organization, sponsored shipments of furniture from California to Al Bashir Hospitals in Amman, Jordan. 

palettes loaded with wastebaskets

One Man’s Trashcan is Another Man’s Treasure

This is an unusual story that we do not want to be relegated to the dustbin of reuse history.  Imagine for the moment that you are a warehouse manager for a large corporation.  Major refurbishment projects on your campus resulted in 16,000 surplus wastebaskets sent to the warehouse.