Product Design

When it comes to sustainability, the way a product is designed is crucial.

All our products are packed in flat and compressed packages that make transportation easier, as the use of space in the truck loads is optimized, enabling higher capacity per load. This is very crucial for utilizing e.g. transport to the fullest and thereby reduce the climate impact.

We have a strong focus on our furniture being able to be used in several functions, and being composed of the same modules, so that we can optimize both our production and the end use at our customers - and thus give the products a longer overall life.

It is important for us that the materials can be reutilized in the most sustainable way, once the furniture is worn out. Therefore, in the future we will have an even greater focus on how an assembled furniture can easily be disassembled and reused in the best possible way.

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Recycling and waste

Many tons of raw materials arrive at our factories, which are processed into finished furniture. In this process, a considerable amount of waste is generated.

Our product design is optimized to minimize waste from production. Cut offs from chipboard and discarded items are returned to our local chipboard supplier and recycled in the production of new boards. The dust in our production coming from the processing of the boards is used to heat our buildings.

The waste fractions that we cannot recycle ourselves are collected by external partners. 
We continuously keep an eye on optimizing the value of the waste fractions.

Sustainable raw materials

We believe, the most effective way that a manufacturing company can make the world more sustainable is by using sustainable raw materials. 

By chosing a product from Tvilum you help protect the forests. The materials from which our furniture is produced comes from responsibly managed FSC™-certified forests or other controlled sources. Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC) is a global non-profit organization, that works to develop environmental, social and economically sustainable use of the worlds forests. 

In addition, some of our raw materials are made from recycled materials. This is a key goal for us, and we work continuously to ensure that as much as possible is recycled.

Over the coming years, we will downsize and eventually completely phase out our use of EPS, which is also known as expanded polystyrene. This material is typically produced on oil; the possibilities for recycling are poor globally, and the material does not easily degrade in the nature.

The same applies to our other use of plastic in the packaging, which turns into waste as soon as the end user has assembled the furniture. Here, we are in the process of finding the best solutions, so we make sure that our future plastic consumption is optimized in relation to the entire material life cycle.

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