The Australian Furniture Industry Stewardship Council (AFISC) is now calling for expressions of interest to join the Advisory Groups that will inform and guide the Council towards a series of strategic milestones…
Australia’s furnishing industry leaders are being called on to fast-track efforts to ‘design-out’ hazardous chemicals found in everyday household and commercial furniture items.
The AFA was involved in significant research in 2021 which has resulted in the identification of a number of Chemicals used in the manufacture of products which will be phased out in the next few years.
Bushfire and flood emergencies have highlighted the extent of Australia’s furniture waste problem – a familiar urban eyesore on pavements and nature strips and a massive public health and disposal issue for Councils. However, what we see on our streets, is only the tip of the iceberg, as far as furniture waste is concerned.
The Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management Standard directs industrial chemical introduction, use and disposal.
Business Australia and the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) are hosting a panel discussion on how smart energy can improve business productivity and cut costs. Register here
A resilient and sustainable furniture industry, with Australia positioned as a global leader in innovation, is the aim of a three-year programme to develop a commercial furniture Product Stewardship system with minimal financial impact on the industry.
Scientists link low sperm count and other health concerns to chemical exposure in furniture products
Scientists have linked the fact that men in the Western world produce half as much sperm as they did 40 years ago due to exposure to toxic chemicals.
Chemicals management in the Australian furniture – Chemicals of concern are a growing health and environmental issue.
Research shows that chemicals of concern used in manufactured furniture and furnishings can lead to environmental and health impacts and the industry was recently earmarked by government for review.