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11 Advantages of Glass Furniture

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Nowadays, furniture is not a necessary household item only but also an interior detail. This is why making furniture takes lots of materials such as plastics, wood, metal and even glass. You will get to see more about the advantages of the furniture made out of the latter material.

It is quite unusual; its individuality is too much. Until quite recently glass was used for making furniture rarely enough. Glass is used for making shelves, glass ceiling and walls, coffee tables, interior doors, breakfast bars, counters, different wardrobes and their doors, storage units, drawers, arm-chairs, dressers, chairs, curtain walls.

We live in times of progress and use simple things in more and more different ways. Glass is not used for making windows only. There is an opportunity now to create solid heat-strengthened glass, transparent leaded glass etc. As a result, we are able to see some wonderful pieces of furniture made of glass, extraordinary at times, but comfortable for every day usage. Let us have a glance at 11 top advantages of glass furniture:

  1. Environmental friendliness

Glass furniture is an excellent decision for people who are allergic. The material is totally environment-oriented.

  1. Transparency of the glass

Furniture made of glass make a room look more light and easy. Furniture is almost invisible unlike drawer units made of wood and massive tables.

  1. Simplicity

A glass-made furniture brings some creativity and lightness into design of a room.

  1. Elegant

Even a usual standard looking table made of glass looks delicate and elegant in the interior. It fits in any interior regardless it to be a living room or an office.

  1. Reliability

Many people think that a slight move and the furniture made of glass is broken. Those are unfounded fears. A modern glass may be bullet-proof, laminated and heat-strengthened, which makes it to where the furniture is more reliable.

  1. Safety

The furniture is completely safe due to special technologies of the glass processing to be applied.

  1. Compatibility

Glass goes along well with other items. It is compatible with both turning legs made of wood and drop-forged base. Also it looks great with items made of leather. Glass furniture is going to be looking especially nicely with items made of gilt bronze.

  1. Broad expanse

Glass furniture makes a room looks bigger. The thing is that light rays bend on the cut glass and spread all over the surface expanding its boundaries.

  1. Humidity resistance

It explains its being popular for bathrooms. A transparent construction makes a weightlessness effect as if a table levitates.

  1. Easy maintenance

Special cleanser and soft duster will help to keep furniture clean.

  1. Continuing suitability

A task of furniture made of glass is to make living comfortable, to make people feel good. It is achieved through comfort, functionality, attractive appearance and up-to-date design solutions of furniture made out of the glass.

Final Words

You might have noticed yourself how popular furniture of the glass has become. For example, glass furniture makes one third of sales in Europe. No one is surprised to see a glass table or else.

Fashion, as everybody knows, is changeable. This is how fashion should be. Whimsical. Glass furniture is on the top of trends lately. Choosing furniture made of glass, you will understand how easy it is to be in fashion!

About the Author

Melisa Marzett who is currently working on the projects at Resume Perk Editing Services has completed many tasks on writing and blogging due to the fact of her being a splendid master of the writing craft.

Renewable Energy in the United Kingdom: A Data-Driven Infographic

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Renewable energy generation in the United Kingdom has increased by 230% since 2009, according to a series of new reports by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial. The future looks promising for renewable energy in the UK, which now accounts for almost a third of the total electricity generation in the UK.

The steady growth of renewable energy in the United Kingdom is related, to some extent, to the increasing concerns about climate change among the UK population. A survey conducted by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy reveals that 71% of the respondents are concerned about climate change in 2017 compared to 66% in 2013. Furthermore, 79% of the respondents support renewable energy in 2017 compared to 74% in 2016.

The biggest source of renewable energy in the UK is wind, which accounts for 13.8% of the total renewable electricity generation in the UK. Infact, UK is the best location for wind power in Europe.

In terms of electricity generation by country, Scotland generates most of its electricity from renewable resources (42.92%), followed by Northern Ireland (25.33%), England (23.15%) and Wales (12.33%).

While renewable energy is gaining ground in the United Kingdom, coal is being used less and less as an electricity source. By generating more and more renewable electricity, the UK is spearheading the sustainability movement in Europe.

Greenmatch.co.uk has created a data-driven infographic titled ‘Renewable Energy in the United Kingdom’ that visualises the main findings of the reports.

 

A Primer on Ecotourism

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Ecotourism has swiftly emerged as the fastest growing segment in the global tourism industry. The characteristic features of ecotourism include strong emphasis on resource conservation, environmental education, traveler responsibility and active community participation. Broadly speaking, ecotourism involves experiencing natural attractions, typically through outdoor activities which are sustainable in terms of their impact on the environment.

With growing concerns about climate change and global warming, the interest in ecofriendly and responsible tourism is rapidly growing across the world.  The ecotourism industry, which has been catalyzed by advancements in transportation and information technology, has brought hitherto unknown geographical landscapes into public limelight, thus bringing tourists to pristine natural locations in Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, Middle East and elsewhere.

Basic Ingredients

Ecotourism, also known as sustainable tourism or nature tourism, is characterized by strong focus on natural ecosystems, promotion of environmental ethics, preservation of natural resources, respect for local culture and environmental education of travelers.  The key attribute of ecotourism is to strike a fine balance between preserving natural environments with the needs of tourists. This special tourism industry holds great economic importance for developing countries having many natural attractions but limited resources to develop facilities for conventional tourism.

Ecotourism is witnessing growing popularity

Eco-tourists are given a first-hand understanding and experience of nature through guided walks, wildlife safaris, bird-watching, camping, star-gazing, hiking and related activities. Popular natural attractions include deserts, rainforests, woodlands, grasslands, wetlands, mountains, beaches and polar regions, in addition to unique life forms that inhabit these natural habitats (animals, birds, insects, plants and other organism).

Need for Caution

In the absence of proper management, planning and environmental education, the influx of tourists to ecologically-sensitive areas may be detrimental to the integrity of ecosystems and indigenous cultures. The management of ecotourism attractions is of great importance in order to prevent degradation of natural ecosystems which took millions of years to evolve.

It is also essential to restrict number of visitors to natural ecosystems, otherwise such attractions will swiftly lose their charm and beauty. Environment-friendly supporting facilities for visitor are also required in order to ensure minimal impact on the environment (e.g. composting toilets, recycled water, passive solar buildings and recycling stations).

For more information, please email Salman Zafar on salman@cleantechloops.com or salman@ecomena.org

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