There may not be unanimous agreement on just how fast natural resources are being depleted, but most people will agree that human activity is having a negative effect on the environment. Each person playing their part in ensuring sustainable resource can go a long way toward protecting the environment. Using green outdoor chairs is one such way each person can contribute to better management of our ecosystem. There are a number of tips to follow when purchasing eco friendly outdoor accessories.
*Only buy furniture that has been sustainably produced Forests produce oxygen and also serve as the home for billions of insects, birds, mammals, reptiles and fish and thus must be protected. Buying eco friendly outdoor chairs made from trees harvested from sustainably cultivated forests ensures that there is no disruption to indigenous forest life and the processes it supports.
*Purchase furniture made from reclaimed materials - Invest in furniture made from discarded wood. Such wood may come from the destroyed structure of an old house, old furniture no longer in use or wood scraps in the neighborhood. You will have slightly but significantly reduced the need to cut more trees to make wood furniture. What's more, aged wood when used for furniture is known for its rich patina.
*Consider eco friendly outdoor furniture made from bamboo - Strictly speaking, bamboo is not a tree but a type of grass. Bamboo can vary in color from lime green to maroon. The use of bamboo is growing rapidly but it is not only because of its abundance and the short time it takes to grow to maturity. Rather, bamboo is versatile and can be used for flooring. It can also be grown without the need to use any pesticide meaning it does not cause damage to the ozone layer.
*Durability should be a key consideration when buying wood furniture - durability reduces the likelihood of disused furniture ending up in landfills thus clogging the environment.
Long lasting chairs can be passed down to future generations thus saving the trees that would otherwise have been cut for use in new furniture.
*Invest in vintage furniture - Purchasing second hand or vintage also helps negate the need to cut down more trees for a brand new set. Another great quality of vintage is that it can usually be sold at an even higher price than one bought it unlike new furniture which rapidly depreciates on purchase.
*Buy local furniture - Buying local furniture can be a significant step towards eco friendly outdoor furniture. When it has to be transported over a distance, it utilizes carbon fuels whose gas emissions are a major environmental pollutant. Buying local ensures the set need only be moved over a short distance.