Companies continue to throw away valuable waste, particularly the demolition industry. In Canada alone, 37% is valuable lumber that can be reused. Unbuilders takes a different approach to breaking down older buildings – they unbuild them. Not only is this method better for the environment, it also diverts roughly 4 million tons of waste yearly. Together with Natural Pod, Heritage Lumber and Unbuilders have designed one-of-a-kind furniture pieces that give salvaged wood new life as educational furniture. They also provide an opportunity to learn the history of where their table came from and a lesson in upcycling.
Read more about this partnership in this Design Milk feature.