Yes, there is a stamp that says “Made in China” on every piece of furniture… even the brands that have America in the name. Have you ever wondered why? I can tell you the real reasons. The first goes back to the mid 90’s: Government regulation in industry.
The EPA: Below is an excerpt from a formal posting by the EPA. You can find the entire form at : http://www.epa.gov/osw/inforesources/pubs/infocus/furnitur.pdf
If you are a furniture manufacturer or refinisher, your facility probably generates hazardous waste. That means you are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under a federal law called the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Under RCRA, you are required to follow certain procedures when generating, transporting, storing, treating, or disposing of hazardous waste. RCRA in Focus provides an overview of the federal regulations you are required to follow and the wastes that are likely to be hazardous in your business. It also provides federal recycling and pollution prevention options to help you decrease the amount of hazardous waste you generate.