Antique dealers are the original recyclers, often ‘rescuers’ giving new life to old and unloved items. Furniture is restored or upcycled providing many more years of use whilst minimising damage to the environment and preserving our resources. Creative thinking provides new uses for items currently not in fashion… aluminium colanders for example providing a humorous reinvention as trendy lampshades!
Many items however do come to the end of a useful life and when this happens Blackstone Antiques works hard to make sure that we recycle materials in a responsible manner. Organisations such as ‘Antiques are Green’ help to formalise this commitment to responsible dealing and Blackstone Antiques fully supports this ethos, often working with local charities to ‘place’ suitable items which have little value but potentially a useful life remaining.