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Green Kitchen Cabinets Quiz
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Think you know all the ways to keep your kitchen cabinets eco-friendly and still stylish? Take our quiz and find out.

Kitchen cabinets are too bulky and cumbersome to be easily recycled.

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Older kitchen cabinets (made before 1975) tend to be smaller than modern cabinets.

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There's minimal difference between custom-built and modular cabinets.

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Dovetail joints are the sturdiest option in cabinet construction.

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It can be difficult to find softwood or hardwood alternatives.

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Metal cabinets are more expensive than wood.

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Formaldehyde, which is used as the binding resin in some woods, is more toxic when heated.

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Particleboard shelves are always easily recyclable.

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Wheatboard and strawboard are the same thing.

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Local wood sources can be expensive and difficult to locate.

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Salvaged cabinets are usually of poor quality.

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Plywood and solid wood are interchangeable.

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Only thick panels will ensure sturdy construction in cabinets.

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Bamboo and softwood forests have approximately the same renewal time.

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Transport emissions are a major part of the pollution problem associated with milled wood.

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Cabinet boards can be made from sunflower hulls, sugarcane husks and recycled newspapers.

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American farmers produce up to 50 million tons of straw each year.

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"Exterior grade" materials are less toxic than others.

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Trees cut down by arborists are usually too diseased or damaged for the wood to be reusable.

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Modular cabinets can't be customized.

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