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What makes furniture green and eco-friendly?

6/27/2013

Naturally Green Bar Stools from TricaYou’re probably aware of the advantages of choosing green products for your home. In addition to being good for the planet, green products can improve your health and give you peace of mind. But what makes a piece of furniture “green”?

The usual answers are sustainably forested wood, recycled metals and plastics, and lead- and VOC-free paint. But did you know that there are other things that go into being green? Here are three green features that are in every piece of Trica brand furniture.

Local Production

Trica’s products are built here in North America in St. Jerome (Quebec), Canada. Compared to having your furniture brought over from China on a diesel-powered cargo ship, choosing Trica is truly “buying local”!

Durable and Easily Repairable Construction

Furniture that is tough is less likely to break and end up in a landfill. And when furniture is easy to repair, it lasts years longer than furniture that can’t be mended. Durable furniture can easily last for generations as a cherished heirloom.

If your style changes, you know that the furniture will have value on CraigsList or at a garage sale. Good strong furniture is always in demand and Trica’s construction makes it easy for others to re-use barstools or chairs. The strength and long-lasting construction of Trica furniture reduces the burden on forests, metal mines, and oil reserves (for plastics). It also keeps furniture out of the landfills!

Recycle-ready Furniture

Although easy repair will extend the life of Trica products for years, at some point every piece of furniture reaches the end of its useful life. When this day comes, furniture by Trica can be easily disassembled and sorted into wood, metal and plastic. This makes it easier to recycle the furniture. It also reduces the amount of energy used during the recycling process.

Trica’s furniture makes it easy for you to:

  • Reduce your need for new furniture
  • Re-use your furniture year after year or by passing it on, and
  • Recycle your furniture at the end of its life.

We’re happy to answer your questions about Trica and other eco-friendly brands in our Lehigh Valley showroom in Nazareth, PA. Just set your GPS for 224 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem, PA. Or, post on our Facebook page or call us at 610-614-1617.

See you soon!