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Atlanta Office Furniture of The Upside of Used Furniture

Atlanta Office Furniture of The Upside of Used Furniture

The Upside of Used Furniture

Spending Smart with Office Furniture Expo

  • MORE office furniture for LESS money
    • Americans spend over $11 billion on office furniture each year

  • Quality products
    • Minor wear, major discounts
    • Inventory changes daily
  • Great selection
    • 18,000 sq. ft. of clearance and used furniture in our 100,000 sq. ft. facility

Going Green

  • Save trees
    • The amount of wood and paper thrown away each day is enough to heat 137,000 homes for 20 years straight
    • 17% of waste in U.S. landfills
    • 63 million metric tons of wood sent to landfills each year
      • 43% recyclable
      • 57% non-recyclable
    • 47% of all manufactured materials in the U.S. are wood products
      • 40% higher production rate in last 50 years
    • 33% of the world’s wood is used by U.S. consumers
  • Lower energy use and emissions
    • 900 lbs. of CO2 emissions to produce 1 4 drawer lateral metal filing cabinet weighing 150 lbs.
    • 400 lbs. of CO2 emissions to produce 1 plastic and fabric chair weighing 50 lbs.
    • 755 lbs. of CO2 emissions to produce 1 wood desk weighing 150 lbs.

  • Reduce waste
    • 8.8 million tons of usable office equipment sent to landfills each year
      • 34% is furniture – That’s 6,000,000,000 pounds!
  • Protect the environment
    • 90% of world’s plants and animals live in forests
    • 80% of old-growth trees have been razed
    • 39.5 million acres of trees are cut down each year

  • Shop at Office Furniture Expo
    • 90%+ of all materials that enter facility are recycled
      • Recycled per month:
        • 75 pallets
        • 125 lbs. of paper
        • 150 lbs. of plastic
        • 250 lbs. of Styrofoam
        • 400 pieces of used furniture
        • 400 lbs. of metal
        • 6,000 lbs. of cardboard
    • 11,280,000 pounds of used furniture recycled so far
      • That’s 26 pounds for every person in Atlanta!
    • 226 pieces of electronic equipment recycled so far
    • 15,528,969 lbs. of consumer, office, and furniture waste recycled since 1981

Sources:

http://www.cobizmag.com/articles/how-to-keep-old-office-furniture-out-of-landfills

http://www.greenwaste.com/recycling-stats

http://www.livestrong.com/article/153810-facts-about-wood-recycling/

http://www.pbd.org/our_green_story.html

http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/articles/wood-industry-reports/184364451.html

https://wiki.colby.edu/display/orientation2008/Energy+of+stuff 

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OFFICE FURNITURE EXPO

5385 Buford Highway Doraville, GA 30340

PH 470-207-1258
FX 770-458-9541

Hours
Mon - Fri 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday - Closed

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