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Why Cheap Furniture Is Harmful To The Environment?

Furniture waste has grown dramatically in recent years. So have shipping emissions. Annually Canadians throw tons of furniture. Only a small percentage is recycled, thanks to the diversity of materials in most items—upholstered furniture and mattresses are particularly hard to clean and reprocess. As a result, millions of tons of wood, metal, glass, fabric, leather, and foam waste ends up in a landfill.

Anyone who moves frequently or likes to update the interior regularly opts for cheaper alternatives. Understandably, when it’s time to relocate, it’s often more convenient to toss your armchair or stained coffee table and start over from scratch than pay to move a large item to a new home.

Garage Online Sale is encouraging Canadians to rethink their choices and choose more sustainable alternatives. Reselling your furniture saves thousands of trees, reduces emissions, and a carbon footprint from furnishing your home.

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