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Office Furniture Gets a Second Chance at Life in SAS

December 2, 2014
reused desk

The SAS Sustainability team started last summer a new Furniture Reuse Process in the School of Arts & Sciences. The goal is to divert serviceable SAS furniture from landfills — achieved through reuse within the School when possible, then through the Netter Center for Community Partnerships via coordination with outside nonprofit organizations. So far 0.77 tons of furniture has found a new home through this program. If no reuse can be found, the furniture is recycled using Revolution Recovery.  SAS has sent 2.76 tons to Revolution Recovery, 80% of which has been diverted from a landfill. This process is an important sustainability stepping-stone toward reuse of all serviceable furniture, and works in coordination with the overall University’s goal of reducing waste.

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