BENEFIT: Environment

Our work benefits the environment in two major ways - mitigating climate change by reducing landfill content, and working with progressive companies that implement effective sustainability goals.

Much, if not most, of the surplus we steward back into communities would have gone to landfill. According to EPA estimates, methane produced by rotting matter in landfills is the second largest factor affecting global climate change. Construction and demolition waste account for 40% of landfill substance. Click here to watch the video "How Does a Modern Landfill Work?". The effects of climate change are reduced through mitigation of methane production in landfills when surplus office furniture, fixtures and architectural materials are diverted from landfill. ANEW helps mitigate methane production in landfills through reuse, resale, repurposing, and recycling of surplus from decommissioned commercial space; we then steward this surplus back into communities.