The smart, eco-conscious consumer goes to great lengths to practice recycling in all areas of her life. She reuses her wrapping paper when she can. She recycles her plastic and paper products. She takes an old item and turns it in to something new and useful again. It makes good sense to conserve and recycle.
The one place that many people do not even stop to consider a perfect place to recycle is in their bedroom. This is a great place to think about “going green” and it is not too hard to accomplish either.
Below are some great ways to “go green” in the bedroom:
- Organic bed: Sustainably managed forests manufacture beds made out of wooden frames. These beds are known as organic beds and are certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). VOC’s or volatile organic compounds emit a gas that is found in many paints and polishes that are used on these beds. Finding a bed made from wood that is certified by the FSC and that does not contain VOC’s is a great way to protect yourself and the environment. This is probably the best way to take part in keeping “green” in the bedroom.
- Organic mattresses: The organic bed should definitely have an organic mattress to take the “green” living approach even further. There are many types of eco-friendly mattresses to choose from. There are mattresses made from wool, latex and cotton. Not only are these mattresses great for the environment, but they are effective in combating the dust mite and putting a stop to nighttime allergies for many people. Using a mattress that is eco-smart is a win-win situation. The consumer benefits herself and her environment.
- Organic bedding: For those who enjoy a little extra pampering, a mattress topper for the bed will bring extra comfort. There are toppers made of latex, wool and natural memory foam that will not only provide cushioning while sleeping, but reduce allergy symptoms as well. They are cool and breathable in the summer, and created extra warmth in the winter. There are organic comforters that are made of wool also. Organic sheets and pillowson the bed finish off the eco-conscious person’s best efforts in furnishing a “green” bedroom.
The best efforts take a little bit of extra time and work when becoming “green” in the world around us. It is time well spent when the conscientious person can feel good about her accomplishments.