Cover walls in recycled paper from sustainable forests which has a low chemical content or is printed with water-based inks.
Wall covered in Bouquet wallpaper, col Bon Bon, £44.50 a roll, from FSC or PEFC certified sustainable forests (for every tree used another four are planted); printing pigments are non-toxic and wallpaper paste contains no solvent, The Little Greene Paint Company.
Buy Fairtrade, recycled and vintage china, glass and cutlery that has proved its ability to stand the test of time.
Look out for these product descriptions on your green buys
Rated by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or Programme for the Endorsement of ForestCertification (PEFC) schemes
Made from a sustainable source or material
Uses organic materials
Produced with chemical-free dyes
Recycled or upcycled old items repaired with new paint and fittings
Low carbon footprint and road miles
Low VOCs (volatile organic compounds)
Low chemical content or solvent-free
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