Mayer, Wayne E., Americas (English Edition)
YOU HAVE THE SAVINGS for a new living room set--but every time you open a home furnishings catalogue, a nagging headline about "illegally logged mahogany" runs through your brain. No mahogany, you decide. Then thoughts arise of Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth and the role of trees in offsetting greenhouse gases, so you rule out the exquisite grain and color of all tropical hardwoods. You want style and fine design, but contributing to South America's illegal logging is not what you have in mind.
But the practices that nab headlines--wood poaching, rainforest destruction, illegal clear-cutting, and so on--are easier for would-be furniture buyers to avoid than you might think. With …
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Publication information: Article title: Worry-Free Furniture. Contributors: Mayer, Wayne E. - Author. Magazine title: Americas (English Edition). Volume: 60. Issue: 3 Publication date: May-June 2008. Page number: 3+. © 2007 Organization of American States. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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