When it comes to leading the world in green living, America has a lot of obstacles to overcome. For the average citizen, some of the most common green challenges include:
In Europe, citizens pay additional taxes and upfront fees at the time of purchase to help pay for the costs associated with an item’s responsible disposal. Europeans also return packaging and containers to sellers and they ensure the proper break-down of disposable items. Even on the front end, bags that would make the carrying of purchases much easier are a no-no. In fact, most stores in Europe charge a fine of some sort to customers who purchase bags in addition to their merchandise.
Until America graduates to this kind of thinking where we think about the complete life cycle of everything we buy and consume, there’s Gone For Good. Ruth Cuevas recently put it best in her Elephant Journal article entitled “No Wonder Recycling in the United States is so far behind Europe.” In this article from April 20, 2018, she stated,
“The key is pragmatic, conscious living rather than a focus on sheer convenience.”
Gone For Good leads the way in the proper disposal of just about any item in any home or business. We come with our trucks, haulers, and knowledge to take from homeowners and business owners what they no longer want and ensure it is disposed of properly. Sometimes that means recycling. Sometimes that means donating to worthy causes or repurposing. And sometimes, it even means reselling through a storefront retail location.
Consciousness and convenience collide!
Finding new homes or new purposes for used and unwanted items is what inspired owner-operator Reid Husmer to create Gone For Good. The double entendre behind the name means items are gone for good (permanently) from homeowner’s or business owner’s perspective and they are gone for good in terms of going to good causes. Since its founding in 2008, the need and the demand to responsibly dispose of everyday items has increased exponentially.
Reid designed the business model to maximize success in each community. By forming valuable relationships with local organizations in order to discover their needs – such as clothing for women, children and the homeless, Gone For Good then fulfills those needs by donating items they have collected to specific local and international charities and organizations.
Reid imagines and works toward a day when contributions to needy people and organizations are no longer hindered by cost. Helping people and helping the environment are driving forces at Gone For Good and have become the reason behind Reid’s decision to begin franchising. If you share Reid’s passion for green initiatives and for giving to others, Gone For Good has a very exciting opportunity for you!