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Recycling During Makeovers

Give old furniture pieces a stylish new life and help save the environment at the same time.

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The construction industry has a massive impact on the environment in terms of energy consumption, use of natural resources and waste. You can help reduce the amount of materials going to landfills by recycling commonly used materials. With a little sanding and painting, old furniture and shelving can be repurposed in creative new ways. The end result can be as good as new, but without the added cost.