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The Furniture Resale Business Is Ripe For Disruption, Kaiyo May Be The Disruptor

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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.

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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…

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