Here at The Refinishing Touch, we have worked diligently over the past 35 years to showcase our commitment to reducing harmful landfill waste. Because of this, we are always pleased to see initiatives by others come to fruition and make an impact.
Recently, the Pathway to Zero Waste project captured our attention, with aspirations to reduce the amount of trash in local Massachusetts landfills by nearly a third by the end of the decade, and a full 80 percent by 2050. Pathway to Zero Waste is an initiative led by Massachusetts state environmental leaders that is projected to kick off later this spring – although anticipation has already hit nationwide.
The project’s overall goal is to cut greenhouse gas emissions from trash disposal, and ease the amount of waste making its way into Massachusetts landfills. As part of the plan, businesses and residents are required to improve recycling habits, to ensure fewer toxic materials and other banned substances end up in the state’s waste stream. Commercial food waste from restaurants, hotels and other businesses in hospitality would also be forced to adapt to new waste methods and mandates.
While some claim the plan is controversial, we couldn’t help but support a project that strives towards the same cause as our company – environmental preservation. By refinishing, re-upholstering and remanufacturing existing furniture assets, The Refinishing Touch has prevented approximately 2,250,000 pounds of wood from making its way into the nation’s landfill, since our inception in 1977. Recently, we completed an armoire conversion renovation at the Best Western Fort Walton Beach Hotel, in Florida, that produced zero landfill waste – an aspiration more hotels should strive towards.
Not only does our restoration work in the hospitality, government and higher education housing industries reduce a business’s carbon footprint, it also helps property managers save on budget costs. By avoiding the pricy need to buy brand new furniture, our furniture asset management services lower renovation budgets by nearly 90 percent.
To learn more about Massachusetts’ Pathway to Zero Waste, read the full article here. For more information on The Refinishing Touch’s cost-efficient, sustainable furniture asset management services, please visit our website or request a free quote today.