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ECO-FRIENDLY SYMBOLS AND FURNITURE

V. Ryan 2008

 

Below are a range of symbols that could appear either on outdoor furniture or on its packaging.  
   

These mean the materials used to manufacture the furniture or its packaging is from recycled materials or they can be recycled themselves.

The symbol opposite is placed above important information, usually on the packaging. It may be next to information that explains how the product should be used.

 

Eco-friendly symbol - the product is environmentally friendly. It is a general information symbol aimed at informing the potential customer of the products environmental credentials.


The wood used to manufacture the product has been harvested from sustainable forests. The forest is managed in such a way that the trees are replanted - trees that are cut down are replaced.

 


This symbol means that the material is fire resistant. This must not be confused with fire proof.

Other packaging symbols  
 

FSC The forest Stewardship Council promotes the responsible management of forests - for example, sustainable forestry. The FSC has defined high standards of forest conservation and management. Any packaging with the FSC logo has been manufactured with conservation and the environment in mind.

Tested for safety to British Safety Standards. This symbol means that the furniture has been tested and passed as safe for both adults and children.

Tested for safety to European Safety Standards. This symbol means that the furniture has been tested and passed as safe.
You need to know these symbols as they regularly appear in technology examinations.
     
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