03 June 2010

Recycling luxury for a good cause

Today I attended a vendor seminar for design students.  One of the companies has the unique mission of recycling luxury for a good cause.  Green Demolitions is a company that recycles kitchens including cabinetry, counter tops and appliances deemed to be in salable condition.  Proceeds are then used to financially support addiction recovery programs.  In 2009 Green Demolitions diverted approximately 800,000 pounds from the landfills including 362 kitchens.  Donors receive tax savings and reduced labor and/or disposal costs.  Consumers get 50-80% off recycled kitchens, appliances, bathrooms, home decor, architectural artifacts and more.   Some of the donated kitches are brand new, the representative shared stories of kitchens that were measured incorrectly and didn't fit as well as stories of mid-construction changes where new owners didn't want the previously ordered kitchen.  An interesting option for homeowners willing to take a look at the inventory and be ready for delivery or storage within 7 days.  It's a win-win situation for everyone involved.  Recycling at its best. :)

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