May 6, 2013 in slideshow
Recycled Office Furniture
A term used for any post-consumer office furniture that has been diverted out of the solid waste stream and back into the market with or without repairs. This includes:
- Remanufactured Office Furniture— Recycled office furniture that has value added to the product by being completely disassembled to its parts, inspected and cleaned, re paired or replaced, reassembled and refinished to “like new” conditions, and returned to market for sale.
- Refurbished Office Furniture—Recycled office furniture that has had value added to the product by being “touched up” or cosmetically improved and then returned to the market for sale.
- Reused Office Furniture (As-Is Office Furniture) – Recycled office furniture that has been returned to the market for sale without repair or improvement to its appearance.
New Office Furniture
Furniture purchased from the original manufacturer for resale. The parts are made mostly of raw materials (natural resources) that have not been used before, although some manufacturers’ components may have been recycled content.