One hundred years ago, man commercially planted coconut
palms. Coconut became the provider of many products:
oils, cosmetics, medicines, food and building materials.
Any place on earth that was coastal and 25 degrees north
or south of the equator was inundated with row, upon
row, upon row of coconut palms.
That was yesterday!
Today, not only has the demand for coconut products
fallen, but most of the older trees are senile. All over
the world coconut palms must make way for other cash
crops or new improved hybrid palms. "It is ecologically
sound and sensible to recycle all senile palms. Use them
as a valuable resource to replace indigenous forest
This is the charter of the company Pacific Green.
"Using palmwood, instead of indigenous timbers, causes
no hurt. It helps preserve nature for our children
...you don't have to cut another rainforest tree if you
use the alternative; readily available PALMWOOD".
Pacific Green is the brainchild of Australian designer,
Bruce Dowse. Bruce saw the devastation to our fragile
environment caused by logging, and introduced his
'timber substitution theory' of palm technology. His
objective ... save the indigenous forest by using
Today, 12 years on, his theories are successful ... we
cut it, dry it, we use it. Out of the unwanted we
produce world-standard furniture and building materials.
There is no waste as by-products go to ultra-inexpensive
heating, cooking and agricultural uses - all of which
are particularly supportive of the local economy. The
creation of a commercially viable palmwood industry has
evolved... sustainable in a developing world
environment. An industry that
nothing and uses the unwanted.
Now THAT is an industry!
As the approved retailer of Pacific Green furniture and
building products, Pacific Style Furnishings is
committed to the same ecological commitment.
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