What is sustainable furniture?

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Sustainable furniture is a type of furniture that uses materials with a minimal negative impact on the environment. Sustainable furniture commonly uses:

  • Materials that come from renewable sources or recycled
  • Materials with minimal chemicals that can pollute the environment and harm the population
  • Local materials or local manufacturing to save on transportation
  • Long-lasting materials with no planned obsolescence

Why do we need to change to sustainable furniture?

The answer is pretty easy; eco-friendly furniture generates less pollution and waste; therefore, less environmental damage is produced, making our global environment healthier. 

As we mentioned earlier, sustainable furniture is usually made with recycled materials like recycled plastics or fibers, so manufacturers and providers do not need to extract new materials to create new pieces. Like Sustonable, which is made of recycled PET plastic bottles and natural stone

A crucial point is the number of chemicals used for this type of furniture. Any material (furniture, fabrics, building materials, etc.) can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) , which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects like allergies, asthma, migraines… Because they are minimal in sustainable furniture, they won’t release as many VOCs as linear furniture; hence we’ll get a safer home for our children and us.

For instance, Sustonable surfaces, which can be perfectly used for worktops or cladding, emit few VOCs. In fact, the total amount of VOCs for Sustonable is 33 µg/m3 when usually to obtain the Greenguard Certification, and the max amount is 500 µg/m3

Purchasing local is also one of the main reasons to buy “green furniture” it helps save fuel and waste. By buying materials close to the manufacturing site, you are helping the planet to be cleaner.

Sustainable furniture helps to tackle climate change and the linear consumption of products we currently have. It is a way to preserve the planet to run out of natural resources as sustainable furniture is usually made with long-lasting, durable materials.

It is unquestionable sustainable furniture will get more and more space in our houses. Sustainable furniture is coming to stay. 

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