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Responsibly recycle your Woodendot pieces for free

Introducing Woodendot's Vida Initiative

We want to help you give a second life to your Woodendot products. No questions asked, whether you’re moving, changing decorations or else we want to help you responsibly recycle your Woodendot piece for free. We will pick up your product covering all expenses, restore and reuse the pieces that are valuable and recycle the ones that are not, and reward you for your effort in taking care of our planet.

We want to help you give a second life to your Woodendot products. No questions asked, whether you’re moving, changing decorations or else we want to help you responsibly recycle your Woodendot piece for free. We will pick up your product covering all expenses, restore and reuse the pieces that are valuable and recycle the ones that are not, and reward you for your effort in taking care of our planet.

We are proud to be one of the first brands in the market that is completely responsible for every product they produce.

Nowadays, major brands and enterprises just produce and sell, leaving the responsibility of what happens after completely in the hands of the consumer. However, recycling practices around the world are not always taught, known, or even prioritized, and the real environmental impact of the consumer is tiny in comparison to the impact of the producer.

We are part of the solution by picking up these products, taking them back to where they were born, and making the reuse and recycling process easy and simple for the consumer, as it should be.

Ready to be part?

The process is clean and simple

1. Fill the form with your info to see if you qualify for the Vida Initiative

Apply for your product to be recycled here

2. Wait until we analyze your info and see what’s the most sustainable thing to do

For us it is important to prioritize the environmental impact of our products, that is why we analyze the CO2 emissions for your product transport to our workshop in Iscar, Spain.

Once we receive it, we assess the product's restorability and reusability.

3. If your product qualifies, we will give you instructions on how to correctly pack it

The packing process is key since it will prepare the product to resist the trip to our warehouse.

A product in good condition assures we can re-insert it in the market which is the most sustainable option. Bear in mind the transportation process may include hand handling, transportation inside a truck or airplane.

4. We schedule a pick up day and time for your product

You will be able to pick the day and time that fits your schedule best.

We will cover expenses for picking up and restoring functional parts. Non-reusable components will be recycled appropriately based on materials and processes.

5. We receive the product at our warehouse!

Your Woodendot product is now back to its birth place in Iscar, Spain.

6. We proceed to do an evaluation and testing of the product and to separate its pieces

Our manufacturing process is sustainable and from the beginning considers easily disassembling and doesn't include chemical add ons which makes this process easy!

7. We start our product restoration process

We use as few materials as possible, seven to be exact. Thanks to our main material being wood, we are able to completely sand, polish, paint and varnish any piece making it brand new.

8. Once restored, the pieces are once again functional and brand new to be used for new products in our catalog

Then, we proceed to recycle any pieces that are not fitted for restoration or that did not survive the process.

9. Congrats, the process is completed!

You have helped us contribute to the circular economy, fight the fast furniture industry, and be sustainably responsible!

10. Receive your Woodendot's Vida Initiative certificate!

With the process completed, you will receive a Woodendot's Vida Initiative certificate via email recognizing your work and effort to be environmentally responsible and to help us give a second life to our furniture pieces.Thank you!

Ready to be green by our side?

Vida Product Restauration Process

1

We receive the product at our
warehouse in Tierra de Pinares, Spain.

2

We proceed to do an evaluation of the product and separate its pieces.

3

We classify its pieces depending on their material and separate the ones that can be restored from the ones that need to be recycled. ↓

6

We take the pieces that need to be recycled to their specific points.

5

Once the restoration is completed, we use the now restored pieces in new condition for products in the collection.

4

We start the restoration process of each typology of piece by material.

Restoration of materials by typology

Wood

Restoration process:

1. Sanding the wood.
2. Applying the new varnish or color finish.

What can be recovered?

Shallow scratches and bumps.

What cannot be recovered?

Non-superficial scratch, deep/sunken blow, split piece, split ends.

Metal

Restoration process:

1. Polishing the piece for it to be raw metal again.
2. New lacquer application.

What can be recovered?

Scratches.

What cannot be recovered?

Bended or sunken pieces.

Adhesives

Our glue is non-toxic and we use as little as possible, just four spots when needed. This allows for easy recycling of the pieces that have had glue on them.

For the GEO Collection:

Made out of polyurethane these adhesives are removible and easy to clean by rubbing its top with water.

Vegan Leather

Restoration process:

Cannot be restored. Only reused when in perfect condition, in any other case it’s recycled.

Electric Circuit

Restoration process:

Cannot be restored. Our electric cord is covered with fabric, we separate the electric circuit from the textile covering and recycle both parts correctly.

Hardware

Restoration process:

Consisting of screws, hinges, washers, and dowels cannot be restored. Only reused when in perfect condition, in any other case it’s recycled.

Textiles

Restoration process:

Cannot be restored. Only reused when in perfect condition, in any other case it’s recycled.

FAQ

Is this program only for Woodendot products?

Yes, the only products that might qualify for the Vida Initiativeare Woodendot products.

We can only be 100% sure of the manufacturing process of our products which is sustainable and done from the beginning thinking about easily disassembling and not having chemical add ons. This manufacturing process is what gives us the possibility to restore and reuse pieces of the products.

What happens if I have a product that is not Woodendot, but that I want to recycle?

We recommend contacting the brand of the product first and asking them about the best way to sustainably recycle or donate the product.

If they don’t provide you with a good option, we will be more than happy to help you locate your local recycling and donating points.

Please send an email to info@woodendot.com with your case.

Are only new Woodendot products eligible?

No! All products that have been part or are part of our collection are eligible to apply. It doesn’t matter if you bought the product yesterday or 10 years ago!

How long does the product analysis process take?

Please allow from 24 to 72h for your product to be analyzed and receive an answer via email.

Will you provide me with packing materials?

No, we kindly ask you to get your own packing supplies locally, but don’t worry! We will give recommendations on the ideal materials as well as packing instructions.

Bear in mind that by sending you packing materials we would be making this process less sustainable since we would need to spend resources just to send you these materials.

Why should I follow the packing instructions?

By following the packing instructions you make sure the product will get to our warehouse in Iscar, Spain in the best condition to be restored and re-inserted into the market which is the ideal most sustainable thing to do.

What happens if I won’t be home on my pick up date?

You will receive a text message from our shipping company a day before the pick-up is scheduled with information about how to reschedule your pick-up.

When and how will I receive my Woodendot's Vida Initiative certificate?

Please expect to receive your certificate via the email you used to sign up for the program 24-72h after we pick up your product.

What happens if my product is not approved for the program?

In case the emissions estimated from picking up the product and taking it to our workshop are higher than those of recycling it locally, we will provide you with detailed information about your local recycling and donating points.