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Materials Smackdown: What’s Greener – Wood, Metal or Plastic?

Posted By Diane Pham On July 31, 2010 @ 1:00 pm In green furniture,Green Materials | No Comments

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If you’re moving or renovating, you may find yourself in the market for new furniture. In the past, shopping for furniture mainly meant comparing colors, price and style, but these days many conscious consumers want to find furniture that has a low environmental impact, and the biggest element of eco-friendliness in furniture is the material it is made out of. For the most part, furniture [1] products are generally composed of plastic, wood or metal – which of these materials is the most environmentally [2]friendly? Unsure? Then your best bet is to check out our materials smackdown [3], where we pit wood, metal and plastic against one another to see how each stacks up in terms of health, environmental impact and durability. Who will win the ultimate green title? Find out after the jump!

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[3] materials smackdown: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/27/materials-smackdown-what-is-green-furniture-is-made-from/

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