Protecting the environment

The next time you plan to remodel your home, put new shelving in your children's room, build a shed, or put up a new deck from which to enjoy long summer evenings with family, remember that not all timber, MDF and chipboard are the same. Some of these materials come from forests the size of small towns that have been clear cut, causing untold damage to wildlife habitat, local water supplies and soil fertility.

Moreover, despite all that is known about the dangers of forest destruction, many timber companies also continue to log trees faster than they can regenerate. This is unsustainable - for humans and all other living beings.

However, there are alternatives!

Many landowners and some timber companies are beginning to show their commitment to the environment and therefore, in turn, to human well-being, by growing and harvesting timber with sustainability in mind. Their efforts are recognized and supported by the Forest Council.

The Forest council studies all the processes that result in the materials you find in retail outlets, from growing and caring for the trees and the forest habitat to milling the timber to usable size. They then certify that these materials are good for wildlife by preserving habitat and good for us by ensuring that forests continue to perform the many services they provide to us - maintaining clean air, water, and soil fertility.

At Basically Trade we take the utmost care to use the most sustainable products we can. Therefore we are proud to confirm that all of our suppliers are totally certified and registered. Our total belief & philosophy is that all of us have the choice to make a difference to our environment. This is our commitment to protecting our environment.

Should you require further information, then please click here to visit their official web site.

Also, why not visit Envirowise. This is a Goverment initiated programme that delivers free, confidential environmental advice to UK furniture manufacturers, thus enabling them to improve their environmental impact. Click here for further information.