London, London (PRWEB UK) 31 May 2013
AFOBI furniture stores are known for inbuilt wardrobes, funky coffee tables and bespoke kitchens. AFOBI has an environmental focus as the business specialises in products made using with sustainable timber. The company is participating in the ‘Greening the Blue’ photography competition, organised as part of the UN World Environment Day. The competition is open to anyone who wishes to submit a photo featuring their environmental pledge.
Why has AFOBI entered a picture of a baby into the competition? ‘Our daughter, born just 12 days ago, is the newest member of the family business. She is entering a world with significant environmental problems’ explains company director, Zack Newman. ‘As she is too young to make environmental pledges we decided to help her write the sign. Biodegradable nappies are more expensive than the standard alternatives but waste is an important issue. There are plenty of improvements we can make to the business as well but change starts at home.’
Nappies, also known as diapers, account for 4% of all waste sent to Landfill in the UK. 3 billion nappies weighing 690,000 tons are dumped every year. The annual cost of landfill in Britain is