As of this writing, September 28, 2021, Minnesota ranked 3rd in the United States for interest in "Corporate Sustainability" according to Google Trends. As seen in the chart below, this is a trend that has been climbing over the last 12 months, and forecasters predict a continued rise in the importance of corporate sustainability to both executives and investors.
According to the EPA, over 21,334,000 pounds of furniture entered landfills in 2018. Only 88,000 pounds of furniture ended up recycled or re-sold, leaving us with a clear vision of the growing problem. With the pandemic sending more workers home, it is reasonable to assume this figure has gone up substantially. This evidence points out the clear need for organizations to evaluate and improve their office furniture lifecycle.
An abundance of ESG issues and solutions have been voiced by numerous industry leaders, such as advisory firm KPMG and furniture manufacturer Herman Miller. In many metro areas, donation programs have been established to address the need for office furniture disposal. However, many of these are limited on what they are willing and able to take, and the influx of used furniture on the market is more than many non-profits can handle. This is where office furniture liquidation has its place, as a solution that can sometimes recover costs and keep furniture out of landfills.
At Minnesota Discount Office, we provide holistic and sustainable solutions for office furniture. This allows our customers access to a single source for all their furniture needs, including liquidation and recycling of old furniture.
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