Eco Info

Its not easy being green

Eco, green, eco-friendly are all terms that are generally heard and respected. But what does it mean? Does it embody attributes that lead to better air quality? Less waste? Do they contain recycled materials? Are they crafted from renewable resources? The ambiguity of the definition of 'GREEN' and the sheer volume of material labeled 'ECO-FRIENDLY' can leave us puzzled as to what an eco-friendly cabinet really is. Let's find out together.

Earth-friendly cabinetry

10 things to look for in cabinetry deemed 'ECO-FRIENDLY'.

Formal Benchmarks

4 formal benchmarks to look for when purchasing cabinetry.

ecoplus case

100% preconsumer recycled, furniture-grade, particle board core.
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cabinetry Statistics

Just something to be proud of

CARB II and EPP TSCA VI compliant


The highest F4
Star Rating


EcoCase: Preconsumer Recycled

Fact Sheet

ECO Plus Case

Merit Kitchens cabinetry exceeds industry standards with their unique EcoPlus case option...
  1. Gables, tops and bottoms: 5/8" thick, 100% preconsumer recycled, furniture grade, particle board core
  2. Backs: 5/8" thick, 100% preconsumer recycled furniture grade, particle board core
  3. Shelves: 3/4" thick, 100% preconsumer recycled furniture grade, particle board core, edges banded with white vinyl tape.
  1. Tested formaldehyde levels are 0.05ppm for solid lamination and 0.28ppm in the case components
  2. These emissions are no greater than levels occuring in outdoor ambient conditions.
  3. No Formaldehyde is added in manufacturing.
  4. Particleboard is CARB II, TSCA VI, CPA and EEP Certified
  1. May contribute to achieving LEED points - IEQ Credit 4.4
  2. Case Edge Banding: Complementary PVC on visible edges of case
  3. Case Construction: Traditional dowel and glue.
  4. Door styles, species and finish: Available in Maple, Oak and Alder door styles.
  5. Particleboard density: 42-45 lbs per cubic foot