TORONTO, ONTARIO —Quality and Company is partnering up with Habitat for Humanity to support our End of Use Program.
What is Habitat for Humanity?
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976, by Miller and Linda Fuller. It is a non-profit organization, where people come together and volunteer with building homes and communities for those individuals and families in need. Quality & Company is currently working with Habitat for Humanity Canada to create a End of Use program. Habitat for Humanity also operates the “ReStore”, which are non-profit home improvement stores and donation centers, that offer new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the general public.
What is the End of Use program?
The partnership between Habitat for Humanity Canada and Quality & Company is our End of Use program supporting their donation process. This program is based on donating our furniture, to further support the Habitat for Humanity cause. Any furniture that has fulfilled its use in your home, and you are ready to part from it, Quality & Company would be happy to assist you with this. Images of the items will need to be submitted and we will help to connect you with the appropriate contact at Habitat for Humanity Canada. From there, they will assess if the condition of the piece is acceptable for donation. By recycling furniture to others that are in need, using something like the End of Use Program, it will help limit the amount of furniture that ends up in landfills.
Why is this program important?
The End of Use Program is important because it gives our customers, and us an opportunity to engage in the contribution and recycling process. By recycling various materials, we can save production and energy costs. This will also help to reduce the negative impacts that the extraction and processing of harmful materials has on the environment. Quality & Company has decided to be involved in this program, because it allows our business to be a part of making a change. Quality & Company wants to encourage individuals to donate and to take initiative to be a part of this experience.
What is sustainability?
Quality & Company strives to make a sustainable difference with their furniture. The most often used definition of sustainability is quoted from the UN World Commission on Environment and Development: “sustainable development is advancement that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
According to McGill University, sustainability is one of the most important practices to endure, whether it is big or small. These practices can help the world in the long run for the better. By reusing our furniture, we are practicing sustainability.
“It’s fantastic that Quality & Company is offering this end of use program to their customers, with the growing concerns of sustainability in this industry” – Anonymous.
According to the Icons of Denmark, “A product that is designed to last and that can be reused, recycled or upcycled is more sustainable and reduces waste.”
“Creating an End of Use program allows our clients and Quality & Company, to be a part of the recycling process. Helping the environment by supporting sustainability is something I always had interest in. We are glad that this program ensures our business can help limit the amount of waste ending up in landfills. If you are able to support this cause, we are here to assist you.” – Frank Caruso
An important achievement for Quality & Company is to help reduce waste in our communities and by being a part of this extraordinary program. We are proudly achieving this goal.
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