Sustainable manufacturing practices are just as important as using sustainable materials. Both are factors in the production of eco friendly furniture.
Any sustainable manufacturing process begins at the very first starting point: design. The product should be designed in such a way that makes it efficient, user friendly, durable and easily recycled.
Resource Efficiency in Manufacture
To conserve natural resources, the manufacturing process should be efficient in its use of energy, water, and
materials. When energy efficiency is factored into operations it reduces greenhouse gas emissions while increasing production at the same time.
Every manufacturing waste, whether it’s dry or liquid, is consistently monitored, collected, transported, processed, or recycled.
Closing the Loop
The product should be developed with a view to recycling the material that has already been used, so that new, quality products can be created with minimized usage of new materials.