Scrapile is a small business in New York City, and they’re an example of “entrepreneurs for sustainability.” From their site:
SCRAPILE is the collaborative work of designers Bart Bettencourt and Carlos Salgado. Seeking to create a positive environmental impact with their work, these two have developed a unique method of collecting and repurposing discarded scraps of wood from New York’s woodworking industry. Since it’s conception in Fall 2003, this project has continued to yield an ever-evolving line of furniture and product which by its very nature insists each piece be one of a kind.
They collect wood scraps and refurnish them into beautiful pieces of furniture. Each piece has character and quality.
Check out videos of Scrapile and other sustainable furnishings at Sundance Channel – The Green: Furnish.