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4 Ways that Reclaimed Wood Furniture is Saving the Environment

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

Eat Sleep Live was in fact the first company in Britain to specialise in the design and manufacturing of furniture produced from purely reclaimed wood. Over the last decade we have sourced the finest quality wood from our esteemed suppliers to ensure that all our products are 100% authentic and full of character! As each unique beam is hand selected from historical British buildings, it carries with it an unmistakeable heritage that we guarantee you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Not only is our product full of rustic charm, but our promise of authentic 100% reclaimed wood urniture was made upon the objective of doing our part to help the environment. Recycling old materials to make new ones is an age old tradition of ‘waste not, want not’ - these materials have been lost to the earth before, so why throw them away only to destroy more of the planet’s natural resources? Wood comes from trees; the more wood we require, the more trees get chopped down and the more trees that get chopped down mean less homes and food for our woodland creatures. Deforestation is a rising issue and so what we do, eradicates our involvement with such an act of vandalism on mother nature. By reusing wood that has already been chopped down, we are not only giving it a new lease of life, but dismissing any need to chop down more to make our  beautiful reclaimed wood furniture. Not only is our wood ethically sourced, but it is helping to shape the future of our industry; inspiring more people to buy into sustainable living. Here are 4 other ways our environmentally friendly wood is helping to save our planet:

  1. We Don't Like Waste
 Using reclaimed wood furniture, as previously mentioned, reduces waste of materials that are perfectly reusable and recyclable! Producing gorgeous furniture with wood that has already been lost to the forests is merely decreasing the amount of new trees that have to be cut down. It also reduces the amount of landfill or incineration - both of which are extremely harmful to our planet - and in this case, completely unnecessary.
  1. It’s Ever-lasting Quality
Because of its durable and sustainable nature, reclaimed wood has lived many lives before this one; ventured many journeys and endured knocks, bumps, cuts, breaks - and still lives to tell the tale. Because our rustic furniture has lived before, it will live again. There is no 10-year plan, our pieces are built to last a lifetime, meaning they won’t need to be replaced down the line. Having a home full of pieces-for-life mean your family don’t only save money in the long run, but they can have peace of mind that they will not be participating in further deforestation.
  1. Think of It as Wood CPR
We are essentially breathing new life into a material that others may have cast aside, neglected or even destroyed. The reclaimed wood we use comes from the timber of old buildings, ruins and unwanted man-made structures. Theoretically speaking, this means our wood is sourced from its own grave - and we are renewing it’s chances at a secondary life.
  1. Manufacturing
Manufacturing reclaimed wood is a lot healthier for the environment as it avoids the process of milling and using harmful substances such as petroleum based synthetics. The process for manufacturing reclaimed lumber affects the environment significantly less, making it a more eco-friendly option. Robert Swan said, “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” So immerse yourself into our EAT SLEEP LIVE lifestyle; full of charismatic charm, authentic reclaimed wood furniture, stories and heritage and timeless, eco-friendly pieces.   11  

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