What Inspires Us?

There are many amazing stories of bringing the Circular Economy to life, governments prioritizing social and environmental outcomes, and companies making real change in their business practices. We have gathered articles here that inspire us.

How to follow Community Forum discussions

  We’ve had a few questions from members about how to follow discussions online, without having to login in regularly. The following post will walk you through how to do that. As internet SPAM laws require consent to receive email notices, we will need you to...

Diversion with Purpose

Furniture Bank here in Toronto has been tracking data outputs for 10 years now. We all know that throwing a good couch or bed into landfill is a dramatic waste when we see it, and look to find clever ways to change behaviours. We are seeing a lot of movement and...

Ikea continues its journey to a Circular Furniture Economy

Was great to see major brands changing their operations to be part of the circular economy and tackle consumption and waste. Making the furniture sector fully circular and having a positive impact on people and the planet is a tall order. Furniture Link is already...

Where do coffee tables go?

Furniture Bank Toronto has found a great way to visualize how to express the impact of in-kind donations to corporate and community partners. As long as you are capturing the items you are collecting and the Zip/postal code of the donor and beneficiary family...

If food waste can do it?

Amazing to see business move into address waste. Furniture Link is focused on waste in home furnishings and linking them to the thousands of organizations and their beneficiary families who cannot afford these goods as they recover from a crisis. “Waste, at its heart,...

Furniture is societies least-recycled household item!

EPA Reports 9.8 Million Tons Per Year in Furniture Waste Very limited research occurs on societies least-recycled item in a household. In 2009, U.S. EPA reported that furniture accounted for 9.8 million tons (4.1 percent) of household waste. Furniture is the number...

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What Inspires Us