The Midwest Emporium began with us selling Antiques and used Collectibles, the ultimate in recycling. Eighteen years of experience has made us very conscious of the amount of discarded articles that continue to have desirability and usefulness. These articles can and should be kept out of our landfills.
Recycling is Eco Friendly. It protects and conserves precious resources. We believe it is our responsibility to be conscious of our behaviors and the impact they have on the environment. The Midwest Emporium is committed to responsible behavior and has placed many 1000s of usable products back into service, in homes where they are loved and enjoyed.
Our Green philosophy was handed down to us from the visible remnants of estate sales, plus stories from our Parents, Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents who lived through the Great Depression. During the lean years, frugality dictated that nothing that could otherwise be repaired or reused in some way, was to be thrown away. Restoring, reusing, and recycling has always been a part of our business.
Today that philosophy has become embedded in our society. Whether it might be dishes, collectibles, appliances, or lighting, our experience has taught us that older goods are most generally of better quality and durability. Decades of different styles makes recycling an excellent way to accent your decor.
Our largest product line is focused on the repair and reuse of lighting fixtures. Every time a fixture is repaired, one less item ends up discarded and one less product has to be manufactured. These products can also be broken down into 100% recyclable parts. Restoring not only saves energy resources and materials for production, it also preserves much of our American Culture, Art and History.
The majority of our packing materials are recylced, although occasionally we must us something which is not, in order to ship a product to you safely. We recycle all clean packing materials received, such as peanuts, bubble wrap, newsprint and sturdy cardboard materials. Everything that we cannot use, goes to a recycling center in our area. Every effort is made to keep our environment clean.
Why not look for used Lighting which you can restore, to enhance your decor?
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