Business today are focusing on “green practices” and the Window Treatment Business is no exception. Many of the window treatment manufacturers we work with are doing what they can to protect and respect the environment and adopt green practices in their facilities.
First and foremost, window treatment manufacturers are recycling everything and anything they can including aluminum, steel, paper, cardboard, plastic and more.
It’s not just about recycling though. The window treatment industry is choosing to use more environmentally friendly resources in their products. Manufacturers are using more renewable resources such as bamboos and sustainable woods and recycled products. They are also looking at how the materials impact the health of people and the environment, such as if they emit VOC’s (chemicals and toxins). Many manufacturers also offer special product lines that are GREENGUARD Certified for Indoor Air Quality that are used especially in schools and hospital environments.
The window treatment industry is also really looking at sustainability. They are focusing on using less energy, less water and really limiting waste. All these green actions help protect the environment.Not only are window covering being made using environmentally friendly practices, the window treatments themselves are esentially “green” as well.
Window treatments are well know for being energy efficient, keeping the heat in during winter months and the heat out during summer months. Of course, saving energy will save you money on your energy bills, but it also helps the environment, as less energy used means less pollutants being released into the environment.
We at NH Blinds also do what we can to help protect the environment. We recycle all of our cardboard and bubble wrap that our orders are shipped in. We also recycle parts from old blinds and shades such as aluminum blinds and metal headrails. We will gladly recycle your old window treatments for you. These small steps we take today will have a great impact on future generations.