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Date Created: 12/19/15
Customers across the globe are paying more attention to the environmental impact of the products they consume and are leaning towards sustainable, organic and green products. green furniture Besides the rising demand for sustainable goods, the number of companies investing in sustainability or offering eco-friendly furniture has increased during the last couple of years The demand for sustainable goods has increased including the demand for eco-friendly hardwood garden furniture "Green" outdoor furniture has been available for decades from small manufacturers and local shops around the country; it is only now starting to make its impact on larger, older companies Currently in the UK, there is a good variety of designs available for sustainable wooden garden furniture in high street shops across the country The hard ware retailer Roberts Dyas is currently selling a FSC certified garden bench and the brand is looking to increase the number of green wooden garden furniture in the near future The most important thing when you look for sustainable garden furniture is research When it comes to wooden furniture, thereâ€™s an eco-friendly certification to consider; it is the certification provided by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), an international non-profit organisation that encourages sustainable forestry In the UK, there are 493 FSC certified companies and many other companies that provide FSC certified products green furniture FSC was founded in 1993 following concerns over deforestation and the need for truthfully and trustworthy timber product labelling Garden furniture sets made from FSC-certified wood should carry the FSC label The FSC certification provides added value to your product, giving it a verifiable environmental quality It also demonstrates that the company takes the environmental concerns of their customers seriously I you have any doubt about a particular product or a hardwood garden furniture provider, check the Forest Certification Resource Center and the Forest Stewardship Council or the Buying Guides section at Green Building Resource Guide for lists of FSC-certified furniture manufacturers and look for the one on wood furniture When you buy a piece of furniture made from FSC-certified wood you can trace the wood to where it was harvested Therefore you have certainty that the timber comes from trees have been felled legally Because everything we use or buy affects the environment in some way, now is the time to think carefully before buying wooden outdoor furniture Visit us for more information on and green furniture
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