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7 ways to Green Your Bed

Sweet dreams are made of sustainable, eco-friendly bed materials that are also healthy for you and your family. But where to begin? It's always a good idea to seek out furniture made from recycled or reclaimed materials first since these require few, if any, new resources. Fixing up secondhand furniture is another great option, but if you can't find something you like in the reused isle, check out FSC-certified wood or rapidly renewable options, both of which help to keep valuable forests healthy and intact.

  1. Buy a bed made with reclaimed or recycled materials

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    Give old trees new life with these recycled wood ideas. You'll get a unique, historic furniture piece and prevent new trees from being harvested from sensitive forests.

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  2. Opt for a bed made of FSC-certified wood

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    Sweet slumber awaits those who choose one of these sustainable sleepers made from trees that were sustainably harvested from well-managed forests.

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  3. Choose a bed made with rapidly renewable materials

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    A bed made of grass, you ask? Yes, and they couldn't be more stylish... They're made from bamboo, rattan, and other plants that grow more quickly than trees.

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  4. Opt for a low-VOC bed

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    Make your sleep the healthiest it can be with these low-toxin choices, made with untreated fabrics, natural foam, and nontoxic paints and stains.

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  5. Opt for used furniture

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    Go thrifty or check out antiques for your next eco-friendly bed. You'll save money, prevent other furniture from going to the landfill, and save resources, too.

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  6. Recycle your used furniture

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    Replacing your tired bed? Be sure to recycle it, if possible, by salvaging the wood and metal for other purposes to be used around the house or sent to a recycling facility.

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  7. Make your own furniture polish

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    Keep your bed from looking weary with a quick coat of home-brewed furniture polish. It'll keep harmful VOCs out of your indoor air and produce less pollution, too.

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