Eco-Mobilier, the French organization of waste furniture sorting and recycling, will succeed in avoiding the equivalent of 70,000 tons of CO2 emissions in the atmosphere. These emissions are the equivalent of the amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated by the domestic lighting of 1.8 million French homes over the course of one year. It’s also the same as a round-trip flight from Paris to New York with some 70,000 passengers! Since 2013, the sector has collected almost 300,000 tons of end-of-life furniture, which 35 % has been reused for energy recovery and 45% recycled.
With the COP21 climate conference just around the corner, this performance proves that the circular economy can also contribute to climate change issues.
These few results come from a major project jointly delivered by Quantis and Eco-mobilier. The project had a triple objective:
1) Assess the impact of the sector over a full year.
2) Identify the environmental performance leverage of the sector, while allowing it to grow.
3) Educate companies from furniture industry on environmental performance and eco-design.