The pursuit of eco furniture
Often focused on the manufacturing processes and the materials, adhesives and finishes used in producing the eco furniture.
When shopping for eco friendly furniture, look for the primary materials used to create the environmentally friendly furniture to be from recyclable and sustainable sources.
Recyclable materials help keep scrap waste from ending up in landfills.
Adhesives in the furniture should not contain formaldehydes or other volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Bamboo is one of the most popular materials used to create environmentally friendly furniture.
Bamboo is actually a fast growing grass that requires no pesticides or fertilizers to flourish.
Bamboo plants take 3 to 6 years to mature (compared to 30+ years for hardwoods) and because the plant continually regenerates, bamboo is considered a good renewable and sustainable resource for eco furniture manufacture.
Its versatility is unmatched and everything from super strong boards to opulent spun yards can be created from bamboo stalks to be used in creating green furniture.
If you are looking for more of a traditional wood look with your furniture, make sure the manufacturer uses wood from sources certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
FSC have established internationally recognized forest management guidelines for growing and harvesting tree in a responsible manner around the globe.
By purchasing eco furniture with the FSC label, you are helping promote sustainable foresting practices.