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Why is Having Eco-Friendly Office Furniture Important?

Release time: 2016-12-15 17:14 Browse volume:1032

When buying office furniture, it’s important to know who you are buying from and what kind of materials and products they use.

There are many people and places that still have a lot of furniture. When it comes to businesses, there are desks, tables, cabinets, filing cabinets, and so much more that makes up our office space We depend on these items on a daily basis so much so we wouldn’t know what to do without them.
With all this furniture, toxins and gases are being released into the air, and most of us are not even aware of it. Furniture has so many different chemicals that can be harmful; anything from the steel and materials used to the paint and stain. There is good news, though; we can prevent these dangerous chemicals from harming the environment. We can improve our health, the condition of our economy, ecosystems, and the planet as a whole.

Reasons why going green in the office is essential

1.Cleaner office air
 When buying office furniture, it’s important to know who you are buying from and what kind of materials and products they use. Not all paints, stains, and raw materials are toxic. There are low and zero-VOC paints and stains, whole woods, metals, and glass that do not emit harmful toxins into the air. Other products such as powder coating  are not only much safer for the employees using that table, bench, desk, or cabinet; it’s also the cleaner, environment-friendly option. While there is a small chemical presence in each of these products, it will not release as much or for as long, or if at all like the non-eco-friendly options.

2.Recycling reduces recourses, pollution, and landfills
 Producing virgin material such as wood and metal uses a lot of resources. By using that reclaimed wood or recycled metal, less manpower is needed, and emissions and electricity from machines creating the virgin material is reduced. Not only is reclaimed wood “green” it’s a beautiful and popular trend that everyone is following. Some very unique pieces are being made from both reclaimed wood and metal. Going green has so many benefits! It creates a snowball effect with how it helps our planet. When we recycle and upcycle materials, we are keeping them from going to landfills. While there are many things that are biodegradable, it takes much longer to break down when it’s in the landfills. Thousands of pounds of trash covering the biodegradable materials make it hard for the air to reach it making the breakdown process that much longer.

3.Reduces deforestation
 Our earth is always growing smaller as the needs of humans and our population are continuing to climb. So many rainforests, jungles, and habitats are being wiped out to meet the demands of our growing population. By going with green furniture, we can limit the amount of trees we use and habitats we destroy. We need trees! They produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide and support many people’s way of life. Because trees support us and have so many benefits, it’s crucial they are harvested correctly. If not, we may just one day have a world without them.