Indiana-based Polywood specializes in high-end outdoor furniture made of recycled plastic containers. With more than three decades of experience, they were producing sustainable furniture long before the concept hit the mainstream.

Megan Pierson, Polywood’s senior vice president of business development, offers this tip for those searching for a sustainable furniture company: “Evaluate what products are made with, how they’re made and where they’re made. Look for transparency around these questions while searching for brands that are working toward a sustainable future.”

Polywood’s furniture is made in a 99% waste-free facility and comes with a 20-year warranty. “The true value of furniture is measured over time,” Pierson says. “Having a mindset that furniture is a long-term investment is one of the most sustainable choices we can make. It leads us toward consciously crafted forever furniture instead of fast furniture that’s replaced every few years.

Polywood has a history of delivering on the promise of sustainability. The winner of the Sustainable Furnishings Council’s Green Award, Polywood offers everything from $250 Adirondack chairs to $1,600 outdoor dining sets.

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