Green News: Sustainable Furniture for Green Living
There probably isn’t one person in North America who doesn’t own a piece of furniture they’ve had to put together with a million screws, bolts and sketchy instructions. While the end result can often be pretty impressive, for the sustainable shopper there’s some green news about a number of eco-friendly and sustainable furnishings for your eco-pad, office or college dorm.
Whether your trying to furnish a new place or just looking something to spruce up a room, the search for furniture can be a long road paved with space saving coffee tables and picture frame coasters. The constant acquisition and disposal of furniture can have some serious repercussions throughout our natural world. When you think about it, the materials harvested, chemicals used in production, finishing, packaging, shipping and disposal can add up to serious carbon footprints and environmental pollutants. Thankfully, companies are now looking for ways to design their furniture from both a practical and sustainable point of view.
For instance, if your looking for new furniture for your office Eco Work offers a wide range of products for the home, office or vacation spot. Ecowork’s product line is designed and developed to be functional, high-quality, sustainable and uses 95% recycled core materials. For the home or college dorm, an organization called the Sustainable Furnishings Council offers a vast amount of information on various green furnishings, manufacturers, designers and retailers.
So if your looking for a new addition to the collection of furniture pieces you can’t quite pronounce and want to be sustainable at the same time, check out the organizations listed above or to read more about this green news please click HERE.