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Refurbished, Salvaged, & Reused Furniture at the State Fair

Posted By Administration, Friday, August 23, 2019

If you’ve been by the Eco Experience, you may have noticed some fantastic furniture pieces in our Repair & Reuse Room. For this year’s fair, ReUSE Minnesota partnered with four talented individuals to create our reused living room. Check them out, and explore their offerings before you head to a place selling new, less durable, and less sustainable options! As you can see by the measures below, a reused option can have a big impact!

  • Salvaged Wood & Marble Slab Dining Room Table
    Andy Weld , Rovan Handcrafted Furniture

    Buying refurbished instead of new:
    • diverts 350lbs of material from going to landfill
    • eliminates 130 kg* of greenhouse gas emissions that would be generated making a new product

If every household in Minnesota bought a table like this instead of a newly manufactured one, we would avoid generating greenhouse gases equal to burning over 27.5 million gallons of gasoline.**

 

  • Restyled Antique Settee with Sustainable Fiber Stuffing and Reclaimed Textiles
    Helen Miller , Miller Upholstering

    Buying refurbished instead of new:
    • diverts 125lbs of material from going to landfill
    • eliminates 27 kg* of greenhouse gas emissions that would be generated making a new product

If every household in Minnesota bought a piece of furniture like this instead of a newly manufactured one, we would avoid generating greenhouse gases equal to burning over 5.5 million gallons of gasoline.**

 

  • Overdyed Reused Rug
    Carter Averbeck , Omforme Design

    Buying refurbished instead of new:
    • diverts 89lbs of material from going to landfill
    • eliminates 69 kg* of greenhouse gas emissions that would be generated making a new product

If every household in Minnesota bought a rug like this instead of a newly manufactured one, we would avoid generating greenhouse gases equal to burning over 14.5 million gallons of gasoline.**

 

  • Reused Leather Belt Chair
    Carter Averbeck, Omforme Design

    Buying refurbished instead of new:
    • diverts 66lbs of material from going to landfill
    • eliminates 33 kg* of greenhouse gas emissions that would be generated making a new product

If every household in Minnesota bought a chair like this instead of a newly manufactured one, we would avoid generating greenhouse gases equal to burning over 7 million gallons of gasoline.**

 

  • Reconstructed Glass Top End Table
    Kim Yeager, Lark Nest Design

    Buying refurbished instead of new:
    • diverts 30lbs of material from going to landfill
    • eliminates 15 kg* of greenhouse gas emissions that would be generated making a new product

If every household in Minnesota bought a table like this instead of a newly manufactured table, we would avoid generating greenhouse gases equal to burning over 3 million gallons of gasoline.**

 

*Greenhouse gas emissions calculated with Sustainable Minds© Life Cycle Assessment Tool

** Equivalencies calculated with US EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

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Tags:  Andy Weld  Carter Averbeck  Helen Miller  Kim Yeager  Lark Nest Design  Miller Upholstering  Omforme Design  refurbished  repair & reuse room  reupholstered  reused  Rovan Handcrafted Furniture  salvaged  state fair 

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