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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.

Ikea moves forward with their circular business model

One of the leaders in making a furniture company circular. Furniture Link looks forward to expanding their reuse ideas to go beyond just leasing to the same customers. What I found surprising is the US statistic that highlights that F-WASTE is not insignificant. Close...

Regional Community Meeting – January 2019

Took me much longer to post this amazing event, but no better time than today, when one of our discussion points (having an online bulletin board) has been launched here. A Gathering of Furniture Banks A little background, Bill Lemke and I have spoken at length about...

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...

Ikea moves forward with their circular business model

One of the leaders in making a furniture company circular. Furniture Link looks forward to expanding their reuse ideas to go beyond just leasing to the same customers. What I found surprising is the US statistic that highlights that F-WASTE is not insignificant. Close...

Visualizing a Circular Path

  Some great working coming out of Australia on the role that the existing transport and logistics of waste sector. What I find most interesting is the focus on “What could be” if we approach existing linear models and adapt them into a circular outcome! For...

Canada’s dirty garbage secret

Canada leads the developed world in per capita production of garbage. What's behind our nation's wasteful ways? By Charles Wilkins November 4, 2017 On the morning of May 3, 2016, at the Canada Fibers plant on Arrow Road in northwest Toronto, a worker spotted something...

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