Wood Uses - Furniture  

Wood is substantially used in household and office furniture -- 25 percent of office furniture is made of wood. The United States imports more than $6 billion worth of household wood furniture (more than 60 percent of all household furniture is wood). Industrialized countries' demand for wood furniture is driving the illegal logging of forests, as consumers buy valuable species such as mahogany.

Other Documents

EPA's Proposed Guidelines for Recovered Materials (recycled office furniture beings on page 12), [Get Acrobat]

Made in Vietnam - Cut in Cambodia: How the Garden Furniture Trade is Destroying Forests , Global Witness & Friends of the Earth

Partners in Mahogany Crime, Greenpeace

Recycled Office Furniture--Good for the Environment, Good for Business , Office Furniture Recycler Forum [Get Acrobat]