In 2020, we added a set-off part to our original Puustelli 2013 Natural Steps program. We offset the carbon footprint arising in the furniture manufacture of each Puustelli kitchen through concrete action by various environmental actors.
Energy and electricity
Puustelli is firmly committed to reducing emissions arising in conjunction with furniture production and we are closely monitoring development. Systematic reduction electricity consumption and measures to produce greener electricity have been one of the key areas. Some of our electricity is generated by our own solar power plant. The extra electricity needed has been produced entirely through hydropower. The wood waste originating in production is burnt, utilizing it to heat the entire production facilities. We are committed to our production facilities being carbon neutral by 2035.
Clean and non-toxic
The most ecological Puustelli Miinus kitchen, based on carbon footprint calculations, has been in our production since back in 2013. Our production is toxic free. No substances containing heavy metals are used in production and nor do they originate in the production process either. Stains and paints are water-based and nor are glues that contain added formaldehyde in assembly.
Depending on choices, the carbon dioxide emissions are up to half lower than those compared to a traditionally made kitchen. Also the limits specified in the best M1 indoor air quality class are undercut by as much as half. We make maximum use of research findings of Miinus kitchens in Puustelli production.
There is one and only one kitchen brand that, based on thorough research and carbon footprint calculations, can be called an ecological kitchen. This kitchen has been developed in Finland and is the Puustelli Miinus kitchen. For ecological reasons, widely-used furniture materials have been removed or minused.
The Miinus is a kitchen of ecological principle that remains at the heart of its values: durability, modifiability, non-toxicity, easy-care, re-use and recyclability of materials. Traditionally used furniture boards have been completely eliminated from a Miinus kitchen and replaced by more ecological alternatives.
Puustelli spent no less than four years on development work to create an ecological kitchen. The key ambition was to reduce the carbon footprint in furniture manufacture, taking into account the entire lifecycle of the furniture.
The Miinus kitchen is the perfected outcome of sustainable development and is based on completely different starting points and values than its counterparts. The ambition was to create the most ecological and carbon neutral, sustainable kitchen covering the entire lifecycle of the furniture.
The entire innovative Puustelli Miinus kitchen furniture system, including details, has been been patented. The furniture parts, in particular the cabinet frame structures, feature a number of patented details. The holes to join the frames and to mount the hinges, mechanisms and drawer rails have been ready made in conjunction with injection molding. The Miinus furniture system is the most innovative invention in the global furniture industry for decades.
Puustelli has been Finland’s largest kitchen manufacturer and best-selling kitchen brand since back in 1983. This is probably no coincidence. Miinus kitchens are made at the same Puustelli production facilities in Harjavalta as all other Puustelli furniture. We make the most ecological material alternatives available to everyone thinking about buying a kitchen as well as the latest innovations to make household chores easier.
The Miinus Ecological Kitchen brochure features inspiring ecological kitchen concepts and kitchen design tips. You’ll get inspiring ideas of different kitchen styles, but bear in mind that each Miinus kitchen is designed exactly to your wishes.