WHY WOOD

INSTEAD OF PLASTICS?

Our mission is to help fight the ubiquity of plastics in our life and environment by sourcing and promoting wood-based alternatives to the traditionally plastic-based products we consume and use everyday. 

 

Reducing the use of plastic is important because plastic production requires an enormous amount of energy and resources. This causes carbon emissions and contributes to global warming. And recycling plastic is not efficient – only 9% of plastic ever produced has been recycled.

Plastic pollution also causes harm to humans, animals and plants through toxic pollutants. It can take hundreds or even thousands of years for plastic to break down so the environmental damage is long-lasting. Microplastics entering the human body via direct exposures through ingestion or inhalation can lead to an array of health impacts, including inflammation, geno-toxicity, oxidative stress, apoptosis, and necrosis, which are linked to an array of negative health outcomes including cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

 

Because plastics and their ingredients are pervading our oceans and waterways, invading the bodies of humans and wildlife, and filling landfills, nothing can encourage enough each of us to eliminate plastics from our life as much as possible. 

Protecting the environment starts with each of us individually and a more eco-friendly consumption is something we all can easily manage everyday by making simple but meaningful choices that make a difference.  Such a choice is swapping plastic for wood with the many daily objects we use everyday.

Wood is naturally beautiful and aesthetically pleasing. It is available in a large range of colours, grains and textures making wood visually attractive. Wood is also a very tactile product, making it nice to touch, dependent on the finish.

 

Research has identified that the increased use of wood has measurable physiological and psychological health benefits. We now know that workers are less stressed and more productive, students learn better, patients heal faster, and people are generally happier and calmer in spaces that contain natural elements like wood. The feelings of natural warmth and comfort that wood elicits in people has the effect of lowering blood pressure and heart rates, reducing stress and anxiety and increasing positive social interactions. 

 

Start making good to you, your family and friends. Support a better environment and discover the Woodfancy selection of lovable wood products and accessories.