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Swapping learning for trees!


At Ecobuild, Bona will be encouraging architects and flooring contractors to swap learning about sustainable floor finishes for trees! The company has long supported an agroforestry project in Africa and has promised to plant a tree for every person employed by a contracting company or architectural practice which books a Bona training course or CPD seminar during the exhibition period!

Comprising a complete range of high performing, compatible products, the Bona System is unique on the market as all the company’s finishes and adhesives supplied in Europe are now completely waterborne. The Bona System covers everything a wooden floor needs throughout its lifetime – sanding, finishing, fastening and maintenance products – and is the obvious choice for architects looking to specify a totally sustainable and environmentally sound system. Eight Bona finishes were recently awarded the German EMICODE® EC1 classification for their very low emission – the first in the industry to show the EMICODE® trademark. Several of Bona’s adhesives already hold the ECI classification.

Bona offers a range of training courses for contractors at its HQ in Milton Keynes and two RIBA approved CPD seminars for architects. Trees will be planted in return for any courses or seminars booked during the show period via the Stockholm based organisation, Vi-Skogen. Bona has supported this non government organisation for several years, as it works to stop the spread of the desert in Africa by planting over ten million trees each year in the Lake Victoria basin. This work prevents soil erosion and rehabilitates large areas of degraded land which can be used again by small scale farmers and families to produce fuel and food; improving their livelihood and environment now and for future generations.

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