‘The retail industry must make circularity first choice for furniture’

Styled living room shot showing refurbished furniture

After the launch of retail-wide sustainability partnership the Circular Change Council, eBay’s general manager of home, refurbished and electronics Kumaran Adithyan outlines why making it easier for customers to buy and sell secondhand furniture is crucial for achieving sustainability targets

Furniture is a dynamic industry, with designers, manufacturers and retailers constantly innovating in terms of style, utility and customer experience.

But with a staggering 22 million furniture items dumped every year in the UK, we know we need to look closely at the reasons for this – for example, by looking closely at infrastructure and innovation and, crucially, making it easier for people to buy and sell pre-loved furniture.

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