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materia utile, consorzio mobili ecologici

The Materia Utile Consortium is made up of companies which design and produce furniture and other useful objects; its members have all been involved in the ecological furniture sector for some time, and have participated in conventions, trade fairs and training and educational seminars, both individually and as a group. Materia Utile offers guarantees to consumers based on criteria similar to European environmental quality trademarks like Ecolabel and Ecoaudit.
design: essential, functional, ergonomic, simplified assembly, shipping and packing of our products.
production: no waste of raw materials or production energy, no exploitation of cheap labor.
materials: wood from areas involved in reforestation with a trademark attesting to its provenance. Natural materials which meet atoxicity standards (class E1 for formaldeheyde emissions and class A for paint fumes).
Secondary materials derived from production or other waste material. Finishes are atoxic for humans and the environment.The Materia Utile Consortium is made up of 4 companies which design and produce small series of furniture and other useful objects; its members have all been involved in the ecological furniture sector for some time, and have participated in conventions, trade fairs and training and educational seminars, both individually and as a group.
Materia Utile offers guarantees to consumers based on criteria similar to European environmental quality trademarks like Ecolabel and Ecoaudit.

 

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materia utile

 
     
    from REPORT BIO- may 1999  
       
   

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