There is now no shortage of evidence around the globe that climate change is not only real but is happening now and not in some arbitrary date in the future. Heat waves and droughts in normally temperate areas, monsoons bringing extraordinary floods, permafrost areas melting, and other unusual events are already reshaping our known world.
Change is the Responsibility of Everyone
Change is not just the responsibility of governments and corporations. Change happens quickly when each individual acts with the environment in mind each day. A simple example is checking the environmental credentials of common household items before buying them.
Aluminium in Venetians is Fully Recyclable
Imagine that you are replacing every window blind in your residence, and you consciously choose eco-friendly materials for your new venetian blinds. Aluminium venetians are easy to clean, available in a range of colours, look good for years and when they are replaced, they have a second life as something else as aluminium is fully recyclable.
Timber Venetians from Sustainable Sources
If you are considering timber venetians, look for brands that use only timber from sustainable sources such as ethically managed plantations. Some countries are still allowing uncontrolled felling of trees, causing loss of habitat for wildlife, erosion and reduced ability for the world’s forests to produce clean air.
Roller Blinds Made From Plastic Rubbish
Roller blinds are still one of the most popular styles for blinds, especially for bedrooms and other utility spaces. They have also evolved from being made from cheap plastic that ends up in land fill to an eco-friendly material spun from yarn made from plastic recovered from beaches all over the world. The material filters sunlight and is energy efficient and fully recyclable, making this a long-lasting, top performing solution for roller blinds.
Look For the GreenGuard Certificate
Roman blinds are simple and timeless. They are best suited to small and medium sized windows, and by choosing a sustainable fabric type, you can double their contribution to the environment as they also use less fabric than other styles.
To find a suitable fabric type when choosing your blinds, look for the GreenGuard Certificate. This is an international standard that meets rigorous testing for safety, sustainability and effects on the environment.
Here at Blind Concepts, we do our part to slow down the progression of climate change by providing a blind cleaning and repair service to restore old and damaged window blinds. Our ultrasonic cleaning method uses minimal amounts of chemicals and water to clean blinds.
We also repair damage by replacing slats, chains, cords or wands and re-sew parts where necessary. In this way, we keep old blinds in use and out of landfill for as long as possible.