Saving the earth, one cover at a time. For the past 5 years, that has been the motto of Covers & All customers worldwide as they prolong the lifespan of their furniture. Backyards have been transformed into sustainable spaces with the help of patio chair covers, canopy covers, and a whole host of other eco-friendly measures.
The Hard Facts
There is no denying the environmental destruction caused by landfill usage and excessive trash we generate. This is especially the case when it comes to furniture, which is discarded at an alarming rate across the globe.
Statistics published by the Environmental Protection Agency show that 9.69 million tons of furniture was thrown away in 2015. That number has increased to 12 million tons as we move into the 20’s. With 8 out of 10 discarded furniture pieces ending up in landfills, there’s no wonder environmentally conscious customers are choosing to make their furniture last for as long as possible.
The unsung hero of long-term furniture sustainability is weatherproofed covers. When outdoor lifestyle furniture is subjected to water damage, UV damage, and everything in between, it can succumb to deterioration and breakage at an accelerated rate, effectively reducing its lifespan significantly.
When a piece of furniture’s integrity is properly maintained, its lifespan increases significantly. The sectional covers, patio chair covers, and the rest of the wide range of covers solutions used by Covers & All customers work to protect structural integrity and keep you from having to toss damaged furniture to the curb and straight to the landfill.
Furniture made from high quality materials that are protected with measures such as sectional covers and tie downs will stand the test of time no matter what the weather patterns are in your neck of the woods.
Stick with pieces made from wood, iron, or resin for guaranteed longevity. Plastic furniture does not hold up well in inclement weather, and is prone to breakage that reduces its lifespan greatly. That is before getting into the fact that it is made of oil, a fossil fuel that both contributes to climate change and is non-biodegradable.
If possible, utilize reclaimed wood or metal for your patio furniture. The less material needed to be produced, the better for the environment.
When it comes to our customers, style and sustainability go hand in hand. Keeping the design scheme of your outdoor lifestyle area fresh can take a lot of effort on your end, and it can be tempting to opt for trendy but unsustainable decor and accessories.
Instead of ordering new backyard decor for the arrival of a new season, consider taking a more sustainable route by utilizing a custom cover in a color that adds that special touch.
From throw pillows protected by a cushion cover to hand-picked outdoor decor, there’s no limit to which backyard accessories can come from recycled sources. This is a popular habit with Covers & All customers who prioritize sustainable outdoor living but aren’t in the business of sacrificing style.
Reclaimed wood, cushions made from sustainably sourced recycled materials, and outdoor rugs purchased secondhand from a thrift store are all perfect examples of sustainable outdoor design.
And for the backyard accessories that have been worn down to the bone, a trip to the local recycling center is more beneficial to the environment than simply putting it out on the curb.
Buy It For Life
One of the most successful practices for sustainable furniture ownership is reducing consumption. Instead of replacing your outdoor patio sets every season, buying a set that will last for years to come ensures that your waste output is decidedly minimized.
If you are looking to add another piece of furniture to your outdoor living space, it’s important to consider the sustainable options available to you. Avoid fast furniture retailers that use low quality materials in their manufacturing.
Buying outdoor furniture secondhand is one of the most eco-responsible options available to you as a consumer. A used furniture purchase not only reduces consumption on your end, it saves the pieces in question from ending up in the global waste bin of discarded furniture.
Preserving patio furniture and accessories with the help of canopy covers and similar measures is only the first step our customers can take to maintain a sustainable lifestyle. Setting up a compost pile, using eco-friendly outdoor furniture cleaners, and growing only native plants in your garden are simple ways to bring sustainability to every part of your yard.
Sectional Covers for the Win
Recycling gets infinitely easier when you have all the right tools for the job. That starts with protecting the most important piece of your outdoor relaxation zone: the comfy sectional sofa. Choose from an array of colors and patterns to create the perfect look and fit that will keep you smiling season after season.