This month sees the world celebrate Earth Day in which we witness many events held across the globe to support environmental protection, and raise awareness on how we can contribute to keeping our planet clean and healthy.
Here at Universal Interiors, we are also striving to do our part in preserving our planet. Did you know that we only source our timber through sustainable and reputable suppliers? This applies to both our UK and abroad distributers.
Deforestation is a startling reality for our world; 80% of our plants and animals reside in forests and cannot live without these habitats. Deforestation also has an impact on climate change, therefore, it is vital we all play our part in caring for our environment.
Here are just some ways you can help by being more green within your own home:
Switch off lights and appliances not in current use - preserve energy.
Grow your own food. Supermarkets continue to sell fruit, vegetables and herbs in plastic packaging and not all of it can be recycled. Reduce your waste by growing your own fresh crops in your garden or window ledge.
Recycle. Many of us have become accustomed to using our recycling bins but are you familiar with recycling labels on products? There may be many items you are still sending to landfill that can, in fact, be recycled. Large recycling glass and clothing bins are also common place by supermarkets and retail parks. Be sure to check them out.
Purchase fair trade products. Not only are the suppliers receiving honest prices for their labour and products, but they are grown and produced sustainably.
Therefore you can buy in confidence at Universal Interiors that your home will include timber that is responsibly sourced with the aim to continue to care for our planet and its inhabitants. Here is an example of one our designs: Venice in Olive wood and lush lime satin.