Sustainability is universally imperative, not only for the future of our planet, but for business success and growth. At The Refinishing Touch, our expert production team works with hoteliers, government entities and universities to further their green initiatives through furniture asset management. Throughout our 35 years in the business, we understand that as consumers become more environmentally-conscious, property managers must also consider customer retention, ROI, and brand compliance when it comes to implementing new sustainable practices.
Each week, in an effort to hear the voice of our readers, The Refinishing Touch takes to our blog to ask some of the most pressing industry-wide questions in sustainability, renovations and cost-efficiency. Due to the latest increase in sustainable-minded individuals and businesses, we asked ‘Which North American country is perceived to be the leader in consumer recycling?’ Thanks to poll participation, we found the following:
- 71% of respondents believe Canada is the leader in regards to its worldwide recycling initiatives
- The remaining 29% of readers perceived the US to be at the top of consumer recycling
- All surveyors felt both countries were not equally green
With extensive experience working in the US and Canada, The Refinishing Touch is proud to have contributed to the decreasing rates of waste worldwide. By delivering furniture asset management solutions, including furniture refinishing, re-upholstering and remanufacturing during renovations since our inception in 1977, we’ve saved an estimated 2,250,000 pounds of wood from piling up in landfills across both countries. In an effort to boost recycling habits, organizations worldwide should consider furniture asset management, in partnership with other green tactics, to truly become a sustainable facility.