Couch

8 ways to Green Your Couch

Make that next couch an eco-friendly one by choosing sustainably-sourced, nontoxic materials that reduce your resource, energy, and water use—and keep you and your family healthy.

  1. Buy a couch made of FSC-certified wood

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    Forest Stewardship Council certification ensures that strict forest operation principles are followed.

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  2. Choose a couch made from reclaimed or recycled wood

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    This prevents new resources from being harvested and keeps waste out of landfills.

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  3. Opt for used furniture

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    Secondhand furniture saves trees and prevents useful products from using up landfill space. You can pocket the savings as well.

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  4. Buy a couch made of a rapidly renewable material

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    What's stronger than oak, grows quickly in a variety of climates, and provides many side benefits? Find out here...

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  5. Recycle your used furniture

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    Reuse the wood, fabric, and stuffing for other purposes, or give it a second life by reupholstering the old thing.

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  6. Make your own furniture polish

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    Protect your wooden furniture using a few simple ingredients. Your lungs will thank you for saving them from inhaling harmful VOCs.

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  7. Opt for a low-VOC couch

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    Get toxic furniture out of your home by replacing it with these low-emissions options.

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  8. Choose eco-friendly couch upholstery

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    Eco-couch potatoes rejoice! Natural choices are now available.

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