According to a study conducted by the environmental marketing company TerraChoice, corporate products are rarely true to their claims of goods being environmentally friendly. This means that the majority of the products are misleading or false in the advertisements. If you are sick of the corporations making you believe items are environmentally friendly, or are turning environmentalism into a trend; then you might consider buying reconditioned items.
A reconditioned item is a used or second-hand product. Of course, we are not referring to toiletries or food products when speaking about reconditioned items, but rather decorations, kitchen items, electronics, clothing and books and of course stairlifts. Below are some of the pros of buying reconditioned items and why it is recommended today.
1. Less Cost
Buying any product as a second-hand option is typically less costly than the new version, unless the item is an antique. Statistics show that a person can save up to 90 percent on the purchase price of a used item, this also applies to stairlifts. But the average saving is more commonly 50 percent with a reconditioned stairlift you can save up to 70 percent. So, you can opt to buy twice the amount and pay twice the price or save twice the money with a reconditioned item purchase.
2. No New Resources
Another one of the pros of buying reconditioned items is that all the products have already been produced; therefore, there is no need to utilise more natural resources. All manufactured items are responsible for a specific amount of resources being consumed ranging from clearing forests to pumping oil. The production of furniture and books requires trees to be cut down, and plastic needs oil to be pumped from the ground. Second-hand items are already produced, which means additional resources do not need to be consumed.
3. No Pollution
The production of items pollutes the environment by releasing pesticides, carbon emissions and toxic chemicals. Pros of buying recondition items are that they do not require any further production; therefore, no pollution is associated with the purchase of this product.