Buying antiques is a truly effective way for you to take direct action to help the environment. It is the ultimate in recycling with antiques being the eco- conscious choice that is often overlooked.
A study conducted by carbon-clear.com and commissioned by antiquesaregreen.org calculated that a new piece of furniture would last 15 years whilst an antique piece would be resold every 30 years.
Based on this pattern of consumption, the study concluded that the environmental impact of antique furniture is nearly six times less than that of new furniture.
As an example, if you purchased an antique garden table from us, rather than buying new you would save approximately 0.50 tonnes of carbon emissions or an impressive 4% of your annual carbon footprint.
By investing in antiques and therefore reusing items that already exist you can help to reduce waste going to landfills and save on energy spent on new production.
Antiques preserve natural resources and were created with the ultimate in green practices – the tools used in furniture manufacturing of the past were hand or treadle operated, and the glues and dyes were produced from natural sources.
Buying antiques is the ultimate in eco style and creating the sustainable home.