The big picture of environmental damage is still far away from being widely realized, and the progress is being made at individual manufacture scale. Sectoral processes are being reviewed and analyzed while inventories are built up to understand a wide variety of environmental effects. Measuring the range of effects has widely resolved into definitions generally employed by many foundations.
You’ve got low VOC content paint on the walls. The room is decked out with environmentally-preferable furniture, resting atop certified sustainable flooring. But what about the substance that (literally) holds everything together – adhesives?
Adhesives, fillers, and sealants are typically used in large quantities for construction or interior design projects, and yet they can also be one of the most commonly overlooked materials in terms of their sustainability credentials. These important products contain a variety of chemicals that hold things together, cover up surface imperfections, and keep moisture out. Unfortunately, some of those chemicals can pose a threat to human health and indoor air quality as they emit damaging fumes and odors. Here’s our guide to buying better when it comes to adhesives, fillers, and sealants!