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Giving Wood Products a Second Life with Habitat for Humanity Restore
Posted by AFPA | July 15, 2022
The AFPA recently had the opportunity to donate gently used furniture to Habitat for Humanity Edmonton Restore. After a recent office move, it was important to ensure that furniture would be reused in the way that would benefit both the community and our environment.
Habitat for Humanity Restores are dedicated to collecting and reselling quality new and used building materials. Working with Habitat ReStore is both socially and environmentally conscious as they work to restore their community by reusing products that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Items range from furniture and appliances to windows and lumber. Their mission is to end substandard housing by building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.
By donating to this restore program, AFPA was able to not only help members of the community, but also allow for beautiful wood pieces to live a second life.
Did you Know?
A significant amount of carbon is stored in wood products, with approximately 50% of the dry mass of wood being composed of carbon.
By reusing wood products such as furniture, companies are helping to reduce excess CO2 being released into the atmosphere that would otherwise result from disposal and new production.
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