With all of the green products that are making their way gradually into the mainstream of consumer products, icons of leaves and trees could be seen everywhere as the symbol of the environmentally-consumer materials. The only thing is that, you would be surprised about how you could impact the trees directly when you have made the green purchases. Scientists simply estimate that the world is losing about 137 species of plants as well as animals each day because of deforestation of the forests around the world. Such deforestation is party happening around in order to support the furniture market. Those of the tropical hardwoods like mahogany, teak, rosewood and any other kind of timbers being used for the furniture and any other wood are in greater demand when their supply starts dwindling.
Apart from deforestation, the industry of Virginia Furniture is heavy user of the VOCs or the Volatile Organic Compound that are being found in most of the paint and finishes. The conventional type of lacquer is one of the dangerous when it comes to the emissions of VOC. Medium Density Fiberboard as well as particle board are used in a much inexpensive construction of furniture and they usually have carcinogens phenol formaldehyde and urea formaldehyde.
On the other hand, you want to look out for the wood, which has been harvested legally from those of the forests that are managed responsibly. When it is possible, you could always look for those of the reclaimed woods or those that are being recycled. You should also look up for the certification from any other parties just like the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Forest Stewardship Council. Knowing all those things could help you find the best Furniture for your home. What’s more is that, you are working with the laws in your place.