Decluttering homes, businesses promotes sustainability

Homes and businesses can get rid of clutter in an eco-friendly way, making residents and workers less stressed, have improved mental health, and be more productive.

As waste has increased exponentially due to the rise of consumerism, particularly in the e-commerce sector, circular economy startup Humble Sustainability helps declutter spaces by collecting items that people no longer need and giving them a new purpose.

These items may include books and magazines, office and school supplies, electronics, furniture, old toys, worn-out clothes, old television from years ago, and even broken items or missing parts, among others.

The company said the solution to the problem of clutter is “circular living: creating further value and extending the life of products or materials.”

Customers book the collection through its online form at and Humble collects the items for free.

“Everything we collect is either reused, recycled or upcycled (with the help of our sustainability partners),” it said.

Humble Sustainability said collecting items that people no longer need supports Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) 11 on sustainable cities and communities, 12 on responsible consumption and production, and 13 on climate action.

“We collect discarded items, reducing wastes in landfills and providing livelihoods for local recyclers,” it said. “We promote circular living, a mindset where the circular economy enters our day to day lives.”

A circular economy closes the cycle of taking raw materials and replaces it with renewable and non-renewable resources, it said.

“Our dream is to build a platform and community where circular living is the new normal for everyone,” it added.

The company said it is introducing a carbon footprint tracker to measure the impact of the community on the planet.

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