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Definition and Product of the Week 06.26.2010

Plato Woodwork Cabinets

by Hilary Sopata

Each Saturday, we post a definition and a product of the week so that you can learn more about going green and what makes particular products green. This week, we’ll define BLACKWATER and the product of the week is PLATO WOODWORK CABINETRY.  

Definition: BLACKWATER (in our own words)  

Blackwater is different from greywater.  It is the waste water that goes down your kitchen sink and toilet.  You can imagine all of the types of waste that are in blackwater.  It is considered used and cannot be reused like greywater which can be stored and used for flushing toilets and other secondary water uses that don’t necessarily need clean tap water.

Product of the Week: PLATO WOODWORK CABINETRY

Plato Woodwork is a manufacturer high-quality custom cabinets for kitchens, mud rooms, and other areas in the house.  They have a number of reasons why their products are a better choice for the environment.  Plato uses wood from sustainable forests where trees are replanted and their plywood core is made with MDF that has no added formaldehyde.  They also use, “…water-soluble and hot melt glues, both of which are solvent free.”  These better alternatives reduce off gassing of VOCs.  By using better practices to reduce waste lumber, paying a company to dispose leftover paints and varnishes in an environmentally friendly manner, and grounding up waste wood for local farmers to use as cattle bedding Plato Woodwork proves that they are not only concerned about the outside perception of their products being eco-friendly but that they go above and beyond even when no one is watching.

For more information about ordering this product or any of the products mentioned on our blog, contact Interior Visions Designs at 847.825.0450.  

Source: Plato Woodwork http://www.platowoodwork.com/

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