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At Mill + Commons, we believe that sustainability and the circular economy are not just buzzwords, but essential principles that should guide every aspect of our business. We are committed to creating furniture that is beautiful, functional, and eco-friendly, while also supporting local industries and workers. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at how we're achieving this goal.
One of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions in the furniture industry is transportation. That's why we manufacture all our furniture in Canada, reducing our carbon footprint and supporting local industries and workers. By having access to each site where our furniture is designed, manufactured, and assembled, we can ensure that everything is done ethically, sustainably, and with the highest standards of quality.
We only use wood that is sourced from sustainable and responsibly managed forests that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This ensures that the wood is harvested in a way that protects biodiversity, indigenous peoples' rights, and the health of forest ecosystems. We also use eco-friendly finishes and stains that are free from harmful chemicals, making our furniture a safe and healthy choice for your home.
In addition to using sustainable wood, we also use vegan assembly methods. This means that we don't use animal products in the production of our furniture, making them a cruelty-free and eco-friendly choice for conscious consumers. Our assembly methods also allow for easy disassembly and recycling at the end of the furniture's life, reducing waste and promoting the circular economy.
We design our furniture with longevity in mind, using high-quality materials and timeless designs that won't go out of style. This reduces the need for frequent replacement and promotes the circular economy. We also offer a repair and refurbishment service, so that customers can extend the life of their furniture and reduce waste. This not only saves money in the long run but also reduces the environmental impact of furniture production and disposal.
Even our packaging is eco-friendly! We use boxes made from 100% recycled materials, which can be recycled after use. We also minimize packaging waste by using the smallest boxes possible for each item. This reduces our carbon footprint and promotes the circular economy by reducing waste.
At Mill + Commons, sustainability and the circular economy are at the heart of everything we do. From local manufacturing to sustainable wood sourcing, vegan assembly, circular design, and sustainable packaging, we're committed to creating beautiful, functional, and eco-friendly furniture that you can feel good about buying. By choosing Mill + Commons, you're making a positive impact on the planet while also enjoying high-quality furniture that will last a lifetime.
Posted Mar 26, 2023 in Circular Economy