Today’s Solutions: June 19, 2024

Unlocking the treasure trove:

Unlocking the treasure trove: your guide to second-hand furniture shopping online

Venturing into the world of second-hand furniture is not only a treasure hunt but a sustainable way to furnish your space without breaking the bank. Whether you want to give your findings a modern facelift or keep their vintage charm, online thrift shopping is the way to go. Lindi Vanderschaaf, a Read More...

Woman shopping at IKEA

IKEA’s buy back and resell program has launched in select US stores

Last year, Swedish furniture company IKEA announced plans to launch a “Buy Back & Resell” program as part of their plan to reduce waste and become carbon neutral by 2020. After successful trials of the buy-back program in Europe, the sustainable initiative is officially coming to select US Read More...

These sleek pieces of furnitur

These sleek pieces of furniture are mainly made from seagrass

From capturing greenhouse gases to removing plastic waste from our oceans, seagrass has proved itself an invaluable ally in our fight against some of today’s most pressing environmental concerns. Now, the underwater plant is making its way into furniture design in a bid to enhance the Read More...

This furniture maker will disc

This furniture maker will disclose the carbon footprint of all its products

Earlier this month, we wrote about the promising carbon labeling trend among brands to inform their customers about the ecological impacts of the products they use. Now, we’re happy to share that this trend is going beyond the food and cosmetic sectors to include the furniture industry Read More...

IKEA unveils disassembly instr

IKEA unveils disassembly instructions to help extend the life of your furniture

Last year, IKEA announced its ambitious vision of becoming fully circular by 2030. This means that over the next two decades the furniture giant will design each one of its products to be reused, repaired, resold, or recycled. And the company has been serious about its goal. It has already Read More...

IKEA will buy back unwanted fu

IKEA will buy back unwanted furniture to promote sustainable consumption

In a step closer towards reaching its goal of full circularity by 2030, IKEA will soon start buying unwanted furniture from its customers for up to 50 percent of the original price — all in a bid to encourage people to take a stand against excessive consumption. As part of the plan, the Swedish Read More...

Startup creates a circular fur

Startup creates a circular furniture model to cut unnecessary waste

Around 12 million tons of furniture ends up in landfills in the US each year. A startup called Feather is looking to change that by shifting ownership: Instead of selling furniture, the company rents it. When someone moves or wants a different sofa, they can send it back, and the company will clean Read More...

High tech furniture makes smal

High tech furniture makes smaller spaces more adaptable than ever

Would you consider placing a movable bed in front of your closet to save space? What if the bed could move itself automatically when you needed to access your shoes? Ori, a customizable furniture company, is joining others, such as Alphabet and Sidewalk Labs, and embracing how robotics will play a Read More...