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Sustainable Second-Hand Furniture: Our Mission, Vision, and Responsibility

QUICKLI believes in the power of sustainable living to create a better future for our planet and its inhabitants. We believe that by promoting responsible consumption and reducing waste, we can make a positive impact on the environment, support social equality, and create a more resilient and sustainable society. Our business is founded on these principles, and we are committed to upholding them in everything we do.

Our Mission

Our mission is to make buying and selling second-hand furniture as convenient and reliable as possible, while also promoting sustainable practices and reducing waste. To achieve this, we focus on the following objectives:

  • Providing a user-friendly platform for buying and selling second-hand furniture that makes it easy for individuals and businesses to connect and complete transactions.

  • Ensuring the quality and authenticity of second-hand furniture listed on our platform by conducting thorough inspections and vetting processes.

  • Encouraging more people to buy and sell second-hand furniture by promoting the benefits of sustainability, cost savings, and unique items.

  • Reducing waste and promoting a circular economy by extending the lifespan of furniture and minimizing the amount of furniture that ends up in landfills.

  • Minimizing our carbon footprint through sustainable transportation methods and eco-friendly packaging materials.

 

 

Some statistics that highlight the importance of our mission include:

  • Over 22 million items of furniture are discarded in the UK each year, with most of it ending up in landfill.

  • The average lifespan of a sofa in the UK is just 7 years, resulting in over 10 million items of furniture discarded each year.

  • The circular economy, which our mission supports, is a key part of achieving the UK's target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

  • The circular economy could create up to £7 billion of economic benefits for the UK by 2030.

 

 

Through these objectives, we aim to promote a sustainable and circular economy, while also providing a valuable service for buyers and sellers of second-hand furniture. We believe that by making second-hand furniture more accessible and reliable, we can help reduce waste and minimize the impact of furniture production on the environment.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a world where second-hand furniture is the first choice for individuals and businesses alike. We believe that by promoting sustainable practices and reducing waste, we can help create a better future for ourselves and future generations. To achieve this vision, we focus on the following objectives:

  • Building a community of buyers and sellers who share our values and promote sustainable practices.

  • Encouraging more people to buy and sell second-hand furniture by raising awareness of the benefits of sustainability, cost savings, and unique items.

  • Promoting a circular economy where resources are used efficiently, waste is minimized, and furniture has an extended lifespan.

  • Collaborating with other organizations and individuals who share our values and goals to create a collective impact towards sustainability.

 

Some statistics that highlight the importance of our vision include:

  • Extending furniture lifespan by just 6 months can lead to 4-5% reduction in UK carbon emissions

  • A survey by YouGov found that 55% of UK adults would consider buying second-hand furniture, with the top reasons being cost savings, unique items, and sustainability. This suggests that there is a growing awareness and interest in sustainable furniture practices.

  • The UK produces 1.6 million tonnes of bulky waste yearly with furniture being a significant contributor, promoting reuse of furniture can help reduce this waste.

Our Responsibility

As an online second-hand furniture company in the UK, we have a number of responsibilities to our customers, the environment, and society as a whole. These responsibilities include:

  • Promoting sustainability: One of our primary responsibilities would be to promote sustainability by encouraging people to buy and sell second-hand furniture. By doing so, we help reduce the amount of furniture that ends up in landfills and promote a more sustainable way of living.

  • Promoting sustainable living: We have a responsibility to educate our customers about the environmental impact of furniture production and the benefits of choosing second-hand furniture. We also have a responsibility to operate our business in a sustainable manner, reducing waste wherever possible.

  • Giving back to the community: We have a responsibility to support the communities in which we operate and to give back to society through charitable donations and other forms of social responsibility.

  • Encouraging community engagement: We have a responsibility to encourage community engagement by promoting the benefits of buying and selling second-hand furniture. This includes partnering with local organizations and charities that share our values and goals.

Overall, our responsibilities as an online second-hand furniture company extend far beyond simply selling furniture. We are committed to being a responsible and ethical business that makes a positive impact on the environment and society, while also providing high-quality and affordable furniture to our customers.

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