Photo depicting the interior of Second Use with green signs indicating aisles for windows, doors, cabinets, appliances, trim, and flooring. An individual pushes a bin full of wooden slabs down the center aisle.

Giving building materials a second life rescues it from a landfill and saves the consumer money. Also, materials or furniture considered vintage just might outlive you. A lot of older appliances or goods were made to last decades, as opposed to our current time of “planned obsolescence,” where items are made to last for a few years and then discarded. (Photo: Philip Newton)

Photo by Philip Newton
Second Use
March 27, 2013