Rooms To Go Celebrates Over 30 Years of Going Green
At Rooms To Go, going green is more than just a fad, it's a way of life. Rooms To Go employees are proud of our corporate philosophy advocating the effects of recycling on our environment, from the corporate level to the individual associate. Each can have a positive and sustainable impact on our environment.
Rooms To Go's first cardboard recycling program launches with the goal of reducing the amount of solid waste sent straight to the landfill. A 39 person team is appointed to sort out cardboard waste from the left over packaging sent back the distribution center following furniture deliveries.
The successful recycling program, which recovered 800 tons of cardboard waste in its first year, is expanded to include plastics.
A wood recycling program is introduced to the effective program.
A Styrofoam recycling program was introduced giving the company the ability to recover all four of the main recyclable conditions to the effective program.
A state-of-the-art recycling center within the newest distribution center in Dunn, N.C. further reduces the company's environmental footprint.
As Rooms To Go continues our success in the furniture industry, the company's recycling efforts have prevented over 400,000 tons of solid waste from entering the landfill.
800 tons of cardboard, mounting to 60% of all cardboard waste
- 1996 Began plastic recycling
Florida & Georgia
3,300 tons of material, 75% of all our cardboard recovered, 65% of all our plastic recovered
Florida, Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina & Tennessee
Cardboard: 20,513 Tons
Plastic: 2,490 Tons
Styrofoam: 1,027 Tons
Wood: 3,950 Tons