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What you need to know about the eco friendly furniture?

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Eco Friendly Furniture has been the buzz word among the chic elite group of environment conscious home owners who take every possible step to ensure the furniture of their home is as elegant and stylish as they want it to be, for some time now.

So if you thought green furniture were not stylish or very usable then there is a lot to expect from that environment friendly furniture has to offer.

What is Eco Friendly Furniture?

Being Eco friendly does not limit itself to the usage of eco friendly materials. There is a lot more to that philosophy. So when you invest your time and money into buying eco friendly furniture, you better make sure it does well to the environment the way you thought.

Therefore eco friendly furniture may be defined as the furniture that strains Earth’s resources as less as possible and contributes minimal hazardous side effects towards the environment. This again spans to every aspect of the furniture being created and transferred to your place.

Let’s understand that in a little more detail.

The first thing about eco friendly furniture is the material being used. Usage of green material is desirable. The materials should have minimal hazardous impact on the environment. For example the wood used for the furniture must come from renewable sources or recycled products. The colors and other chemicals used in the process should not be deteriorating for the environment.

Not only that when you buy furniture from far off places then there is a lot of time spent and resources spent on shipping or transporting it to your location. That involves usage of transport medium which is known to use up non renewable resources of energy like petroleum and also poisons the environment by emitting harmful gasses like carbon dioxide among others. There if you truly want eco friendly furniture then it’s a good idea to look into these finer aspects that define the term “Eco Friendly” in the truest of senses.

What you need to know about the eco friendly furniture?

How to Buy Eco Friendly Furniture?

I love things when they are methodically laid out before me. I find them easy to understand and implement. Therefore I thought it might be helpful to you if I provide you some tips in order to ensure that the furniture you buy is as eco friendly as you can possible get it to be. This is not a definitive guide by any means and I am sure the eco conscious self in you will get in a lot of good ideas to add to the list. But this would just be fine to get you started.

So here we go with the tips.

    1) Buy furniture products made from sustainable sources of wood. One such example is Bamboo which can be grown very fast. This would lessen the strain on trees that takes decades together to grow to sizable proportions. The fact of the matter is bamboo is as good a raw material for furniture as any other you will come across and you will have no dearth of designs available in bamboo products to beautify your home.
    2) Reuse wood from other furniture. If you have any old furniture that is out of shape or out of fashion then do not just throw away the wood. Reuse it for making eco friendly furniture for your home. Your creativity is the limit to what you can create using reclaimed wood.
    3) Use other recycled materials that you can find at the local thrift shops. This way you will bring to life the materials that would have contributed to the rapidly growing landfills. Moreover you will save a lot of energy that would otherwise have gone to creating the raw material to be used for your furniture.
    4) Do not use toxic or environmentally hazardous chemical finishes in the furniture. If you are buying the furniture then ask for the chemicals used in its finish and see if it has any of the toxic chemicals in it. Stay green stay away from synthetic hazardous chemicals.
    5) Minimise buying furniture from far off locales as that will contribute a number of undesired gases to the environment because of the transportation. More over it will also involve burning of natural non renewable gases that could otherwise be saved.

Hope you found the article on eco friendly furniture useful. Green is the way to go and let us all move ourselves in that direction while we still have time to control our fate.