Plastic Furniture Garbage Bin Ways to Reduce Purchase Furniture That Will Last It’ll be better for the environment (and your wallet) if you buy plastic furniture that’s of good quality and won’t break easily or have to be thrown out shortly after you’ve bought it. You could also opt for metal or wooden furniture. Here’s a list of things to look for if you’re buying. Did You Know? The Environmental Benefits of Plastic Furniture Plastic has gotten a bad rap for a lot of good reasons, but plastic furniture doesn’t come in last on the eco-friendly furniture list. Not only can plastic furniture last for a very long time, but when it’s made from recycled materials, it uses fewer resources and supports the market for upcycled materials.