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How environmentally friendly is wallpaper? If 'not very' is the answer...which it is.. what products can be used to make our walls green and interesting company? Kay Hill investigates

This kitchen has Richlite worktops, which are, to all extent and purposes made from paper

There's no need to sacrifice good looks and wonderful colour options when choosing environmentally-friendly worktops

LZF lighting founders Marivi Colvi and Sandro Tothill

Abby Trow talks to lighting designer Mariví Calvo of innovative wood veneer lighting brand LZF. She reckons the company is about as eco as it's possible for a designer brand to be.

Asbestos remains a problem in our housing stock. So if you're a landlord, what are your responsibilities regarding this dangerous material?

The former Celebrity Masterchef winner who's left acting for a career in cooking tells Deco she does compost her peelings, doesn't go overboard on gadgets and wants to tackle food waste

 Westex Penultima Carpet

New carpet is a delight. But it can be an environmental horror when its time comes to die. So are there eco-friendly carpets on the market? And what can you do with a dead one? Kay Hill investigates

Vitra design kids' furniture

There's no doubt kids like furniture that's child-sized. But while it's generally not worth going overboard and buying munchkin-sized everything..you'll have a large and lumpen teen before you know it.. some pieces are worth investing in

Cut your energy bill by paying heed to some tried and tested tricks and tips. For example, don't leave a mobile plugged in, give plug-in electric space heaters a wide berth and never leave a fan on if no-one's in the room

The Institute of Chemical Engineers' advice to its members is to be conscious about using the minimum of a substance. And we layfolk could do more for the environment by embracing minimalism

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