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Bob’s Discount Furniture Recognized as Leader in Sustainability

Bob’s Discount Furniture was recently recognized as a leader in sustainability by both the environmental-impact non-profit Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).

As the company, now at 121 stores nationwide, continues to expand, sustainability has been a core focus across all business practices. In addition to utilizing responsible wood sourcing, Bob’s is committed to recycling mattresses and packaging materials. Last year, the company recycled 68,292 pieces of bedding, 377 tons of foam, and 634 tons of plastic film. 

“We are honored to be recognized by the Sustainable Furnishings Council and National Wildlife Federation,” said Carol Glaser, EVP of merchandising at Bob’s Discount Furniture. “At Bob’s, our goal is to continue to make environmentally-sound initiatives a priority, whether it’s through sustainable wood sourcing, materials recycling, or donating furniture to local non-profits.” 

SFC analyzes the environmental and health impact of home-furnishing products and assists companies in adopting eco-friendly practices. In addition, they are a resource to consumers, serving as an information clearinghouse and providing an environmental “symbol of assurance.” SFC members lead the industry in best practices throughout their supply chains and demonstrate a commitment to a healthy future, inside and out.  

“SFC is proud to recommend companies like Bob’s Discount Furniture who show their commitment to offering pro-planet furnishings by adopting and implementing a robust wood sourcing policy,” said Susan Inglis, executive director, SFC. “Like our organization, Bob’s recognizes that consumers want to shop with brands that not only meet their needs for style and value, but also, eco-responsibility.”

To be assessed by SFC and NWF, Bob’s provided data points on several of its in-flight sustainability practices, such as responsible wood sourcing, mattress recycling, furniture donations, foam and plastic recycling, and chair box recycling.

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