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How Can The Furniture Manufacturing Industry Go Green?


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, conservation, protection )

Cher
- 642 days ago - greenerideal.com
The furniture industry is not one commonly known for its eco-friendly habits. Most furniture is made from a mixture of woods, plastic, and synthetic materials. Many furniture pieces are made in huge factories that produce huge amounts of emissions.



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Chris C. (151)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:31 am
Lucky that I'm a creature of habit and do not change out my furniture very often. We DO recycle furniture in our family...I gave a wicker set similar in design to the one pictured to my sister-in-law but with 4 chairs and a big table. I'm fairly certain she will recycle it to her kids and grandkids.
We really need to "green" up all industries, though!
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:03 am
Noted & posted
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:27 am
Glad to read this.
 

Ro H. (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 10:35 am
ty
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:12 pm
Thats good


Noted thanks
 

Patricia H. (454)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:42 pm
noted
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 2:46 pm
Article read and noted. I was not in favor of the use of wood (unless it is recycled), due to forest destruction. I so not understand why more people don't buy used furniture and reburbish it. Outside furniture in cast iron (old used) can be repainted every few years and looks like new. I have had an old flat top trunk for a coffee table for years, and old wooden crates (like tea) for end tables. They serve the purpose as well as being interesting. My old wooden TV cabinet from the 60's became a book stand...there are endless possibilities. I also have re-purposed cream separators for flowers outside, and old well pumps with old pails contain flowers as well as old nail barrels. I am not that good with electronics (other than recycling), but anything old can be made new again, or serve another purpose.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 3:51 pm
Thanks
 

Sharon W. (4)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 5:32 pm
Well, how about not throwing away furniture every 2-5 years?
In our community, we have a very nice second hand shop for furniture, I think that helps, too. People who want to change their furniture get a little buck out of it, and customers always find new stuff.
And in the US, thereīs Craigslist, donīt you folks sell your furniture there all the time? If so, thumbs up!
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday March 24, 2013, 9:32 pm
Thank you Cher!
 

Ana R (220)
Monday March 25, 2013, 4:44 am
Thank you, Cher! :)
 

gillian brown b. (78)
Monday March 25, 2013, 5:14 am
I love this article.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday March 25, 2013, 3:51 pm
noted, thank you Cher
 
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