At Boston Interiors, we strive to be an environmentally responsible retailer. We wanted to share some of the programs in which we’re able to do just that. First:
we believe it’s important to be eco-friendly
We are proud to partner with manufacturers who are members of The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and The Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC), all of whom practice sustainable forestry. Additionally, we seek out beautiful furniture that incorporates reclaimed wood in its designs.
Although wood is a key component in so much of what we sell, there are other materials with which we can help make an impact. For example, you’ll find some of these materials throughout our products as well:
- organic fabrics that are bleach-free;
- cushions that are constructed with soy-based foams and recycled fiber filling;
- natural materials are found in many of our products, such as bamboo, cotton, linen, hemp, abaca, silk, wool & jute;
- cushion springs made from recycled iron; and
- water-based glues, paints, and finishes.
We also felt it was important for us to be members of the SFC, where we commit to everyday business practices that are healthy for our world.
Additionally, we have begun a relationship with 1% FOR THE PLANET, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting business, consumers, and nonprofits. We will give a portion of our proceeds—during key times of the year—directly to non-profits who give back to the earth.
Our first effort is in June, with a focus on all of our recycled products to benefit the New England Forestry Foundation.
And last but not least:
we believe it’s important to recycle
All of the furniture we receive is shipped to us in packaging materials, including massive boxes or plastic. So that this does not become waste, each year in our warehouse facility alone we recycle approximately 269 tons of plastic and cardboard packing materials.
We also participate in recycling programs at our offices, store locations and distribution center, and we always use energy-efficient lighting in our facilities.
Shop with a purpose this month. Visit www.bostoninteriors.com for more information!