York Wallcoverings is expanding its commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly business practices with a new promotion this Earth Day. For every York Wallcoverings order placed between Monday, April 19th and Sunday, April 25th, a tree will be planted in partnership with non-profit organization One Tree Planted.
For those looking to place an order that is ultra-eco-friendly, York has a variety of wallcoverings offerings made with materials like 100% recycled BPA-free plastic drinking bottles, sustainably-removed cork, and renewable grasses colored with water-based vegetable dyes. Take a look at a few of their “green” products below:
York’s Grasscloth Wallcoverings, including sisal, abaca, bamboo, raffia, jute, sea grass, arrowroot and hemp, are hand-crafted from sustainable crops of renewable fibers, air dried and colored with water-based vegetable dyes, grasses maintain an eco-friendly life cycle. Hand-loomed and finished with organic rice paper backing for strength and stability, they can also be partnered with pattern print, metallic inks and color washes for multiple design effects.
York QuietWall Acoustical brings optimum soundproofing benefits to the home, but combating noise pollution isn’t the only benefit. This collection is built for bio-responsibility and is made from 100%recycled BPA-free plastic drinking bottles. What’s more, it also boasts antimicrobial protection and comes in an array of bold, beautiful colors.
Cork Wallcoverings from York are made with natural materials extracted from cork oak trees in a centuries-old eco-friendly practice. Harvested since the 4th century B.C., a mature cork oak will produce a harvest of bark every nine to twelve years over the course of its 200-year life span. Cork is extracted only from early May to late August, when hand-separating the cork from the tree will do no damage and allow the bark to fully regrow. York also works with cork extractors who prohibit vehicle access to their forests to reduce the impact of pollutants.
Wood Veneer is a thin layer of real hardwood bonded to a surface material hidden beneath the wood face. Because much less wood is used, veneer reduces the amount of wood harvested. This makes it more sustainable than solid hardwoods. As a natural product, wood veneer is recyclable, biodegradable, energy efficient and nontoxic.
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