Win or lose by the way we choose

Manawatu Guardian - - NEWS -

It has been very much on my mind lis­ten­ing to the news and the dilemma that we face as China no longer wishes to re­ceive all of our plas­tic and pa­per rub­bish.

We have a prob­lem of where to store it un­til we can de­cide what to do with it. It is time we took stock and de­cided to lessen the load of rub­bish that we make. This is a big up­hill bat­tle but it is one we can all take re­spon­si­bil­ity for. We owe it to the planet and to our chil­dren’s chil­dren to start to be less waste­ful and more re­spon­si­ble with all of our re­sources.

Yes, it costs us more ini­tially to buy the re­spon­si­bly pro­duced prod­uct but we can no longer af­ford the ex­pense of a waste­ful throw-away life­style.

Fur­ni­ture man­u­fac­ture is an area where we can sup­port sus­tain­able pro­duc­tion.

Did you know that right here in Palmer­ston North we have busi­nesses that are man­u­fac­tur­ing NZ care­fully made fur­ni­ture?

Blanchetts Fur­ni­ture is one com­pany that use NZ sus­tain­ably-grown and re­spon­si­bly milled tim­bers for their qual­ity so­fas and chairs. Blanchetts also of­fers a wide range of other cus­tom-made and lo­cally made hard fur­ni­ture. Th­ese are in a clas­sic style so do not date and can be covered in any fab­ric or leather to make them the fo­cus pieces or un­der­stated time­less el­e­gance you are look­ing for.

Be­cause they are made right here in Palmer­ston North they can be cus­tom made to your style and fit, so not only do you have a qual­ity time­less piece but it works for you. Hav­ing a chair made to mea­sure is a treat that we no longer just dream of — it can be your re­al­ity.

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