Living sustainably at home doesn’t just involve the kind of appliances and building materials you use. You can also incorporate sustainability into the interior design of your place.
There are tons of advantages to shopping secondhand and decorating your house with reused items.
Read on for the many benefits of purchasing sustainable home goods.
1. Support Local
Goodwill Hawaii offers a variety of products that can be used throughout your abode. “Some popular items that our customers look for are baskets, glassware, artwork, small furniture pieces, rugs and other unique items that can make your home feel special,” shares Kelley Cho of Goodwill Hawaii. By selling donated items at its stores, she says the company is able to divert what otherwise would have been 10 million pounds of waste from landfills each year.
additionally, shopping at Goodwill helps fund the organization’s job training and employment programs that help local people who are looking for jobs and learning to be more self-sufficient. “Every year, Goodwill Hawaii helps more than 10,000 people, including low-income families, adults with disabilities, at-risk youth, those transitioning out of incarceration and more,” says Cho