If you have been looking too hard at the green options for your kitchen, then your wait is about to end. The wonderful collection of Mauricio Arruda, the Brazilian designer is one of those few masterpieces that we in the domain of cabinetry see once in every blue moon. At the first sight, these might seem like plastic crates that you come across everywhere, but with closer inspection you will find a different story all together.
One of such designer collection by Mauricio Arruda is the Jose Collection. It is placed on strong steel or wooden legs. These wooden parts are procured from forests which are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The remaining part is constructed using recycled plastic. Hence it can be named one of the most environment friendly products in the cabinetry market. The metal parts are coated with protective, anti-corrosion paints. The overall finish is done with carnauba wax.
One of the specialties of the designs created by the designer is that you can pull the drawers all the way out and go shopping with these by your side. These design of the drawers also makes it easier for you to place larger pans and pots inside them.
Other Green Options
A simple search over the Internet will throw up several green alternatives to what we have just described. To give a feel of what we are talking about, here are a few things that you can look for. Bio-composite materials, coconut plants, bamboo and storm ravaged vegetation are some of the natural resources which can be harvested or used for the purpose of furniture and cabinetry making. Always look for some sort of certification which ensures that you are buying environment friendly products, you can always look for the FSC certification that we have already mentioned.
You can find a host of such products which are certified. Adhesives, paints, flooring materials, wall coverings and parts of kitchen cabinetry are a few worth mentioning.