Which Window Covering is Best for The Environment?

More and more homeowners around the UK are recognising the environmental issues that our planet is facing and are becoming increasingly more aware of their interior choices, including their window coverings solutions.

Compared to other window treatments, there’s a wealth of evidence that suggests plantation shutters are the most environmentally friendly as they are:

  • Made from natural, non-toxic materials
  • Made from a sustainable source
  • Incredibly energy-efficient
  • Recyclable when at the end of their lives

Sadly, most window treatments cannot claim all these requirements.

Why plantation shutters are the most eco-friendly window treatment

When it comes to making improvements to the home, plantation shutters deliver; they add value to your property, boost the kerb appeal of your home and are kind to the environment.

Plantation shutters provide great insulation and are an effective method of heat retention, allowing you to turn down the thermostat on your radiators in the winter. They also help to keep hot air out, greatly reducing the need for air conditioning and fans during the summer months. Not only does this reduce your energy bill but your carbon footprint too.

Another advantage of plantation shutters is that they allow for complete light control while maintaining privacy levels. By adjusting the slats and opening the shutters to your requirements, you’re regulating the flow of natural light and reducing the need for artificial lighting. This eco-friendly action helps lower your carbon footprint.

Plantation shutters last a lifetime, but should you wish to update them in the future, wood is easily recyclable – another eco-friendly benefit.


If you’re interested in finding out more about the sustainability of plantation shutters and our wide range of shutter options, contact Totally Shutters today on 0203 960 6963. All plantation shutters come with a 5-year guarantee.

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