Koskela, an Australia’s first B Corp sustainable furniture company, has aimed to shift towards the circular economy to encourage other businesses towards similar circular models and educate Aussie on circular consumerism.
Along with the commitment, they also reveal its circularity action plan showing some industry-leading initiatives as follows:
- Repair & rehome: offering repair services and unveiling an online marketplace for used and renovated Koskela furniture.
- Consciously crafted goods: designed and manufactured domestically. They are flexible, functional and long-lasting. All of Koskela’s sofa covers will be detachable by 2024 for simple cleaning and maintenance.
- No carbon offsetting: Koskela is investing their carbon offset budget in research and development that will eliminate emissions completely.
- 90 per cent recycled materials: Koskela aims to eliminate the use of virgin materials and ensure that 90 per cent of all goods are made from recycled and recyclable resources by 2026.
Sasha Titchkosky, co-founder and CEO of Koskela, explains that total circularity means that “nothing Koskela makes will ever end up in landfill.”
“This planet is in crisis, and it’s up to all of us to help usher in a new way of living, being and working – one that is in step with nature and allows humanity to thrive,” added Titchkosky.
“As originators of products, we have a responsibility to make sure these products, our systems and business models are restorative and regenerative, with minimal impact on the Earth. We are rethinking the way people purchase and use products from the moment we design them.”
Aussies discard 222,600 tonnes of households each year. Specifically, the amount of furniture which people throw in Sydney landfills annually is equivalent to 800,000 three-seater sofas, 1.65 million dining tables, 3.4 million coffee tables or 6.85 million chairs.
Koskela will provide yearly updates as they work to establish themselves as a key advocate for Australia’s circular future.