Wooden Chair

Reid Zaworski

How Chairs are Made

Most chairs are made up of wood, in particular walnut, cherry, and maple. Wood can come from any forested area, which means deforestation occurs to get the wood needed for chairs. Some people cut trees straight from a forest and bring the wood home to make their own chairs.
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How Chairs are Used and For How Long

A chair can have many uses but most people use a chair for sitting down. The longevity of a chair depends on many things but chair usually last 7 years for a 5 year warranty and 12-15 years for a 10 year warranty.
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What Happens to Chairs When they are no Longer Needed

When people no longer need chairs they will be thrown away. Wood takes a very long time to decompose, possibly 50 years depending on many variables. The two main variables are size and weather. Water can help to speed up the breaking down of the wood. Also bigger pieces of wood will take longer so different parts of the same chair can break down later in time. When wood starts to break down, fungal spores and bacteria can invade the wood, which can be toxic if it somehow ends up in the human body.
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How Chairs can be Reused

For a chair you can reuse the wood when you are done with the chair. By cutting the wood from the chair you can reuse that same wood for anything, which is back to where the wood started when it was first cut.

Impact of 3 R's on Biodiversity

Reducing is one of the most obvious ways to help biodiversity. If we reduce, this causes people to use less materials and have less waste and need less overall. This causes us to have to destroy ecosystems less because we won't have too. Reducing is a good short term solution. Reusing our materials makes us have to go buy new things less. This means less materials having to be transported or made. This helps with having to destroy less ecosystems. Recycling is just a constant cycle. In the video recycling water bottles leads the bottles back to the place where the bottles are broken down and melted into new water bottles. This saves humans from having to go get new material for new water bottles, which means we can preserve earth's biodiversity by not having to go destroy ecosystems for new materials.

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