Jan 052010
 

Do you really need to buy eco-friendly outdoor furniture? Is there any real advantage over any other furniture available at my local store?

Around the world, as people become more aware of the serious environmental problems affecting everyone, many are burying their heads in the sand and hoping it will all go away. For others there is no avoiding this problem, and large numbers of ordinary people are turning to environmentally friendly products to use in their everyday lives.

These people are trying to make small but significant changes in the way they look at their everyday lives, and the items they purchase, with a view to not only cost and quality, but also how the manufacture, and use of these products impact the world at large.

Modern eco-friendly furniture is a small but significant part of this new environmentally conscious attitude towards the items that we buy for our homes. Many people these days want to be able to make an informed decision with regard to how an item was produced in relation to this environmental impact.

Modern eco friendly furniture will not in itself save the planet, but with the threat of global warming it is important to try wherever possible, to make environmentally friendly decisions with regard to any home decor buys.

Eco friendly outdoor furniture is made from renewable and nontoxic materials and is made with processors that do not cause environmental damage.

For example, many pieces of modern eco friendly furniture are made from wood; well you wouldn’t think that was very environmentally friendly, cutting down trees. But as opposed to regular wood furniture found in your local store, modern eco friendly furniture is made from timber produced by certified wood harvesting sites.

These sites are closely monitored to ensure the trees are grown specifically for harvesting and after the mature trees are cut down they are replaced at the same time by planting saplings. In addition, developments in manufacturing methods mean that a significant proportion of ‘wooden’ eco friendly outdoor furniture is not actually made from wood; it is produced from bamboo, which grows at a fast rate and is easily replenished.

By making a conscious decision to buy this ‘eco friendly’ outdoor furniture, you can help to prevent deforestation, because no virgin forest is involved in its manufacture. Unlike many overpriced environmentally friendly products, this eco-friendly outdoor furniture has a comparable price to regular outdoor furniture.

There is an excellent choice of styles available from the traditional to the ultramodern, there is a wide choice of quality furniture available, and if there is not a store near your home it is easy to order online.

Author: Kristen Sky
Article Source: EzineArticles.com
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