How do we make our sofas more sustainable?
It’s partly about what goes into making them. We choose timber from managed, sustainable forests and fibre from recycled plastic bottles. We also recycle or re-use our waste, sending none to landfill. The real challenge is what to do with sofas when they reach the end of their useful lives. By volume, most – if not all – component parts could be recycled. Foam becoming carpet underlay, timber reused or turned into MDF or chipboard. Fibreboard and card are a doddle to recycle. Now we mention it, maybe there’s the makings of a business here?