Dealing with flame retardants

Being fire-resistant may be a desirable quality for soft furnishings, but it can place restrictions on recycling and disposing of items that manufacturers and retailers should be aware of, reports Phil Reynolds

by Phil Reynolds
Flame-retardant materials make furnishings safer in the home but harder to dispose of. Photograph: Belchonock/123RF
Flame-retardant materials make furnishings safer in the home but harder to dispose of. Photograph: Belchonock/123RF

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