Marissa Booker. Furniture. August 19th , 2017.
The good news is, as far as naturally sourced materials are concerned, rattan is one of the safest from an environmental standpoint. While the palm tree the material is derived from is geographically limited in location, rattan itself is easily renewable, and the impact its sourcing has in the environment can be considered negligible.
In fact, rather than harm the environment, rattan can be considered to benefit it, insofar as it is used as a replacement for wood wicker in many furniture items. This, in turn, helps preserve forests, as it reduces the need to source wood from trees, preventing deforestation and logging. Furthermore, this plant is often grown in floodplains, thereby facilitating the appearance of animal populations in said areas and making use of soil which would, otherwise, go unused. Finally, rattan harvesting and sourcing helps provide jobs for inhabitants of the areas of the world the material is commonly found at, thus helping maintain a sustainable economy.
Indeed, one particular question has become more and more common among home-owners in recent years: is rattan furniture eco-friendly? In a day and age where natural resources become more depleted with each passing day, and every effort is valuable in ensuring the environment is not actively damaged, it comes as no surprise that home-owners might want to know whether their favourite type of outdoor furniture is sustainable in this regard.
The size of your home: It is important that you be objective when shopping for furniture. Do not go and buy pieces that will end up squeezing your home. Buy pieces that will fit just well into your home and still leave enough space for people to walk around. A cramped up space is never a good place to be in and you will realize that the house will become very uncomfortable if the furniture will be squeezing you in. Therefore if you are planning to purchase furniture, you should not only simply consider furniture's color and design, what's more, it is better to consider room space that whether furniture will be harmonious with whole atmosphere, which is the most important.
It is clear, then, that when it comes to the sustainability of natural rattan garden furniture, home-owners have even less cause for concern than they would with items made from the synthetic variant.
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