Packaging and Packaging Materials
Our furniture disposal program is environmentally friendly and can support sustainable practices, including LEED and B3 requirements. Our experience, and relationships with local environmental organizations, allow us to offer unique disposal solutions to avoid landfill including brokerage, charitable donations, liquidation and recycling. Our recycling service program has been in place for over 25 years.
Whenever possible, we request that product ship direct to the project site and be blanket wrapped to minimize the about of cardboard used. Product that is shipped to our warehouses is unpacked as much as possible. All packaging and trash is removed from project sites daily and returned to the warehouses for proper recycling and disposition. Items that come palletized are un-crated and the pallets are recycled.
Our decommissioning services of taking apart furnishings and breaking them into their core materials for proper recycling are at the core of our program (for example, products are removed from site and properly recycled instead of going to a landfill).
Through this process, we recycled over 5 million lbs. of steel in 2016, and are on pace to exceed that quantity by the end of 2017. Both Atmosphere and our service team are the proud recipient of IFMA’s Green Initiative Award.