It is a startling fact that we have become a throw away culture with plastic polluting our oceans and landfill sites filling faster than ever before. Consumables are low quality, cheap and not made to last. This in turn results in a continuous cycle of manufacturing, and disposal, enforcing the need for landfill sites and creating waste.
This year’s Earth Day will focus on mobilising the world to end plastic pollution. But there are many ways we can help to reduce waste of all kinds. We all have choices to make every day and these choices matter.
Antiques, on the other hand were made to last a lifetime and beyond and have already stood the test of time. Buying an antique is recycling at its best, a beautiful addition to your home and a positive environmental choice.
Of course there is a lot more to do but thinking about the sustainability of your furniture and examining your choices is a very good start for all of us.