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Make Gingerbread Men as a simple gift for neighbours

This isn't going to be a normal Christmas - corona virus has put paid to that. And with strain on many household budgets, it's a great opportunity for us all to appreciate that less is more when it comes to gifts. So get out the brown paper and the biodegradable glitter, don't buy more food than Bruce Bogtrotter could eat, and remember to compost ALL your peelings

Sonya Winner rug small home office

Working from home looks set to be the norm for many of us for the forseeable future. Obviously making an office space in a tiny flat isn't easy but with a bit of ingenuity it's possible. And meanwhile rejoice that by not travelling you're reducing your carbon footprint.....

Leather's natural so it's good, right? No, it's not. It's a dirty business and many industry players still have a very long way to go in terms of cleaning up their act. 

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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

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

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

dotcomblinds for bifold doors

Blinds offer the best solution for window treatments. They can be eminently affordable, easy to install and they give a smart finished look to all rooms

This award-winning refurbishment by 6a architects of a house in Devon shows the impact of wood on white

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