Reclaimed wood use in furniture becoming more popular because of its quirky yet sophisticated look, environmental benefits of keeping salvaged wood from landfills and incinerators

LOS ANGELES , May 16, 2013 () – Using reclaimed wood to make furniture has been increasingly popular in recent years because of its quirky but sophisticated look as well as the environmental benefits of keeping salvaged wood from landfills and incinerators, U.K. publication Furniture News reported May 16.

Less than 10% of woodwaste is estimated to be recycled, according to The Global Trees Campaign. Moreover, at least 3,000 tonnes of wood that’s headed to the landfill or the incinerator in the U.K. could be recycled.

Furniture sourced from reclaimed wood include beds, coffee tables, dining room tables and chairs and settees, Furniture News reported.

In addition to keeping the wood from taking up space in landfills, reclaimed wood could also produce methane gas that harms the ozone layer, Furniture News reported.

The primary source of this article is Furniture News, Battle, England, on May 16, 2013.

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