Furniture Company With An Earth Day Mission

Tara Dickinson
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A Local Company Is Based On Eco-Friendly Practices

While April brings spring, Easter, and several other holidays, it is also earth awareness month, culminating in Earth Day every April 22nd since 1970. The theme this year posted by is “INVEST IN OUR PLANET”.

earth dayEvery business and every single individual has the simple yet effective power to make their voice heard through choices and actions. Each action has a huge ripple effect on our ecosystems.

  • You have the power to lobby for and support businesses that take active steps to protect our environment through their practices and climate-friendly investments.
  • At a rally, a cleanup, with your vote, or your wallet, be heard however you are able. 


The Local Flea is the sister arm of a tech-based pickup service that sells, donates, and recycles a home or office’s items. After Remoov hauls your items away, instead of being dumped in landfills, they end up in a beautiful retail Local Flea showroom where they get a chance to live on in a circular economy which is a larger part of a mission to sustain our planet.

  • Selling everything from electronics to furniture, sporting goods, musical instruments, art, and much more, The Local Flea stores have been sustainability-driven in their operations since day one.

Believing In Earth Day All Year Long

“We are intentional about our business practices and believe that, as citizens of the world, we have a responsibility to prioritize environmental safety and ensure a healthy planet for future generations,” said Luis Perez, founder of Remoov and The Local Flea. “Sustainability is at the core of our business.” Showrooms are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Phoenix, and Miami, as well as an online marketplace. The Local Flea has one of the largest collections of quality, pre-owned goods in the U.S. And plans are moving ahead for a national expansion by the end of 2022.

  • In its eight years of operation, the company has upcycled 2,886 metric tons of pre-owned goods.
  • It has reduced 418.2 tons of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere—equivalent to the amount of CO2 that is typically absorbed by 69,610 trees—thus directly affecting the leading cause of global warming.
  • Remoov has reduced the amount of smog in the air by 600 kilograms and has saved more than 200 million liters of water and 10,000 trees.
  • In its short existence, Remoov has reduced America’s 12 million tons of annual landfill waste by 6.3 million pounds.

From Individuals to Local Businesses: Earth Day Actions Year Round


Remoov has a weekly blog that features eco-related actions and sustainable news that anyone can follow and see the benefit of making small changes happen in their corner of the world. Some of the other most important actions include:

  • Climate Action- focus on reducing your environmental impact. Start by becoming environmentally efficient in your home and then follow further ideas to reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Responsible Consumption- change your mindset on consumption which is a huge drain on environmental resources. Do more with less and live a sustainable lifestyle.
  • Sustainable Consumption: Buy Second Hand– choosing secondhand is one way that we can all play a part in shifting to more sustainable consumption. This is also a tremendous way to save resources. The furniture industry is an enormously wasteful one. From textiles and woods to plastics and resins, it takes a lot to create the items in your home. Buying second-hand reduces demand for new resources and comes without packaging.
  • Recycle– according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the benefits of recycling include saving energy, reducing landfill waste, conserving natural resources, plus job creation.

And more specifically, when looking at a report on the importance of reselling and recycling old furniture, which is Remoov’s top service and The Local Flea’s main product, the EPA notes in one year: “…that furniture accounted for 9.8 million tons of household waste.” Help the environment, buy secondhand!

  • Reduce Waste, Increase Reuse– if you are downsizing, moving, or just cleaning out the home or office and want to get rid of unwanted items, use hauling and reselling services like Remoov and The Local Flea to ensure these goods are put to their best use. Every item is separated into the best category: sell, donate, recycle, or responsibly decommission. The end result is a reduction in waste and an increase in reuse. Keeping items in circulation is the first choice. If an item doesn’t sell, Remoov will then donate it to charity, or it might be better suited for a recycling facility, where things are disposed of in a responsible and eco-friendly manner. Your unwanted items do not have to end up in a landfill.


Part of the United Nations’ mission is to promote social progress, better living standards, and human rights. One of the UN’s major goals for the world to reach by the year 2030, less than a decade away, are Sustainable Development for all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet.

  • Ending poverty while addressing economic growth, education, health, and social protection while tackling climate change and environmental protection is critical.
  • Every single action and step we take as businesses or individuals that either does not cause an environmental impact or cleans up and rebuilds from previous impacts will make a collective difference in humanity's green progress.
  • Join The Local Flea and Remoov in their mission and vision of a sustainable future.


There are so many ways for individuals to join in earth-friendly practices all year long. From monitoring food waste to volunteering in your community to voting for clean initiatives, to being ecologically aware, such as buying second-hand items before automatically purchasing something new.

  • This year is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate.
  • Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods.
  • For Earth Day 2022, we need to act boldly, innovate broadly, and implement equitably.
  • It’s going to take all of us. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.

Make a personal commitment this Earth Day to implement as many ‘eco green’ options into your daily life as possible. It’s the minimum we can do to protect our future for ourselves and the next generation. Please join The Local Flea and Remoov in our mission to live in a circular economy.

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