IKEA Consumes a Full One Percent of the World’s Commercial Wood Supply

July 8, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Ikea furniture is ubiquitous in dorm rooms and apartments all over the world, but it’s difficult to fathom exactly how much of the world’s resources are actually used to make Ikea products. According to  Pacific Standard , Ikea uses about one percent—yes, one percent—of the world’s entire commercial wood supply . That amounts to about 17.8 million cubic yards of lumber last year. It’s difficult not to have mixed feelings about so much of the world’s forest going to the production of cheap furniture, but the Swedish retailer isn’t all bad. Read the rest of IKEA Consumes a Full One Percent of the World’s Commercial Wood Supply Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , FSC , fsc certification , fsc certified wood , ikea , ikea furniture , ikea green , ikea stores , Ikea wood , sustainable forestry , sustainable wood , timber , Wood , wood furniture        

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