Poppie’s RePurposers Bring Balance To The Environment

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According to a recent report by ecomall.com, “furniture accounts for over 9 million tons of waste in our landfills. Conventional furniture takes advantage of cheap materials such as plywood and medium-density fiberboard (MDF) which allow manufacturers to cut costs, but also create a downward spiral for our landfills and the furniture stacking up within them”.

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“Not only is conventional furniture adding countless amounts to our landfills, it is slowly poisoning us. The culprit—formaldehyde. These products are readily available on the shelves of nearly every retail store, and because of this fact, it is hard to find a home without these products.

The toxins that surface in these products such as bookcases, end tables, and computer desks are considered Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). Formaldehyde is readily found in particle board and MDF and is used as a binding agent to allow the wood chips and fibers to adhere to each other”.

This binding process produces what is known as “off-gassing” which is toxic and a less than desirable byproduct of creating household furniture according to the EPA.

These chemicals are potentially life-threatening to individuals with upper respiratory problems such as asthma. Sealants are commonly used to keep formaldehyde at bay in products that take advantage of particle board, but with excessive use, cutting, age, or simply getting banged up in redesign projects, may cause toxins to surface and become potentially life-threatening to individuals with respiratory problems or those who are at higher risk such as children and the elderly.Poppie's provides inspiration for Do It Yourselfers. Get the Trendy Chalkpaint look for less with Poppies Paint Powder!  diy chalk paint, paint dresser with chalk paint, make your own chalk paint, chalk paint diy, painted furniture, chalk paint for kitchen cabinets, free ebook, diy projects

It is unlikely that we will stop the manufacturing of this type of furnishings, However, we can make a huge impact on the amount of household furnishings from going to landfills.

First of all, we can recycle our old furnishings by gifting them to people who may need them or by repurposing them our selves, giving them new life and pizzaz with many of the DIY products on the market, that are VOC free like, Poppie’s Famous Repurposing Paint Powder.

Poppie's provides inspiration for Do It Yourselfers. Get the Trendy Chalkpaint look for less with Poppies Paint Powder!  diy chalk paint, paint dresser with chalk paint, make your own chalk paint, chalk paint diy, painted furniture, chalk paint for kitchen cabinets, free ebook, diy projectsIf you want to take your commitment a step further in doing your part to reduce landfill, why not ask friends and family for their unused leftover cans of paint and use them to mix with your Poppie’s Paint Powder™ while repurposing. Again it keeps the paint out of the environment and saves you some money as well.

 

About Nancy Olliver

Hi! I am Nancy Olliver! Poppie's Wife, mother of 2 grown kids and a couple grand Girls. I am a Nurse, Artist and Entrepreneur and Founder of Poppie's Famous Products. Yep, I know it's a bunch of hats to wear for sure, but if you LOVE what you do, you never work a day in your life. I love to praise Jesus, write, bake cakes and mentor Creatives like myself.

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