Dealing with used or unwanted furniture is a huge problem, one that leads to millions of tons of … [+] useful items unnecessarily ending up in landfills every year. The industry is primed for disruption and Kaiyo may be the disruptor.
The furniture resale or “recommerce” sector is ripe for disruption at a time when sustainability and reuse have become top of mind. Over the past year and a half, as we have all been spending more time at home, Americans have been buying new furniture to provide additional function and comfort at home. The downside is furniture waste, or “f-waste” as it is referred to, has been an overlooked problem by the industry and a huge environmental headache. According to the EPA in 2018 furniture waste totaled 12 million tons, of which over 80% ended up in landfills.
The problems surrounding furniture waste is complex and have been exacerbated…