Wild Zoo Children's Furniture: Working to minimize our impact on the environment
All major desk components and packaging materials are sourced and milled from within 165 miles of our production facilities.
Helps minimize transportation (emissions).
Supports local manufacturers and labor.
Keeps the money local, not going overseas.
Pacific Northwest is a leader in sustainable and low impact logging operations.
Forests re-planted after harvest with nearly 100% success.
Wildlife and habitat protected both during and after harvest
Wood is renewable, reusable, recyclable and continues to store carbon dioxide after it is processed
Engineered board substrate is all CARB (California Air Regulatory Board) compliant, more stringent than national standards for formaldehyde emissions.
Screws and metal 'L' brackets are all American made.
All packaging material is TCPH (Toxins in Packaging Clearing House) certified for landfill emissions, and is almost completely recyclable.
Packaging material exceeds ISTA (International Safe Transit Association) requirements for safe transportation for weight and distance traveled, while reducing to a minimum the amount of packaging that is used.
Water-based lacquer is safer and doesn't require oil based products.
Minimal use of plastics and oil based products in the furniture reduces dependence on foreign oil.
All lighting in Wild Zoo office is low mercury ProLume Eco-Shield ® extended life bulbs which are TCLP (Toxicity Characteristic Leach Procedure developed by the EPA) compliant. The shop uses Phillips Alto ® bulbs which are also TCLP compliant and made in the USA.
The minimal amount of wood waste produced during the manufacturing process is stored and used in an EPA Certified bio-heat wood-waste burning heater during the winter months to heat a home.