One of the best ways furniture manufacturers can protect the earth is using reclaimed wood. Keeping this valuable resource out of landfills is one important way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At CounterEv, furniture is made exclusively with reclaimed wood.
When you choose reclaimed wood you give trees a chance to grow, especially those in old-growth forests. The use of reclaimed wood also insures that well seasoned, often rare and very usable wood doesn’t end up in landfills, eventually adding to greenhouse gases.
But the best thing about reclaimed wood is the way it looks and feels; the beauty and character of the old wood and the evidence of its former life only add to its richness. And nothing suggests a more colorful past than wood reclaimed from bowling lanes.
With our commitment to redefining the possibilities of this unique wood source, we have imprinted sustainability onto the DNA of our business. But it doesn’t end there.
We’ve made the choice to use only the finest earth-friendly stains, sealers and topcoats with zero or very low Volatile Organic Compounds. Our research and experimentation with natural oils and water-based, green finishes has resulted in a high quality, protective finish that not only meets our standards, but those of the Green Building Council.
And it’s not just the world at large that CounterEv is benefiting with our fierce commitment to sustainability. The air inside your home is dramatically improved by choosing CounterEv. The polyurethanes and flame retardants found in most furniture offgas and toxify the air in your home. These toxins are nowhere to be found in our furniture and never will be.
With all these Green credentials, it only makes sense that our products are handcrafted to last for generations. After all, there’s nothing Green about disposable furniture. For that reason, we take great care in the design and building of every piece that comes out of our shops and aspire to breathe a long and useful new life into wood that might otherwise be thought of as trash.
Says founder Jim Malone:
When I started CounterEv in 2008, I was committed to building a new kind of product and, ultimately, a new kind of company. I knew the toxic materials that had been used in furniture for decades were not necessary. I knew that not considering the environment in choosing materials and manufacturing practices was irresponsible. And now, after more than 10 years of holding to these standards, I can say it was easier said than done. But well worth the effort. We believe our products set the gold standard for sustainability, and we’re always looking for ways to do more.
The above information is taken from CounterEV’s website. Click here to read more on CounterEv’s commitments to social responsibility. Thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about CounterEv and all they do to support the earth. We hope you will use this information to make more informed choices about your next furniture purchase.