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If you prefer carpet to hard flooring, make sure your choice doesn't come with a heavy carbon footprint

It's lovely to get a new sofa or bed when the one you've lived with for years gets too uncomfortable for further use. But out with the old means where does it go.. not onto the corner of your street in the dead of night and certainly not to landfill. So what's the answer?

People who want a home of their own in super expensive London are increasingly looking at the viability of living on a canal boat, since they are much more affordable than a flat. But how easy is it to live in a confined space that floats?

Marmoleum is a brand name for linoleum, made by Forbo Nairn

Flooring is one of the most important elements of an interior and the good news is there are lots of eco-friendly options at prices to suit all budgets

Bet you never thought of a TV in the bathroom..

Bathroom design doesn't stand still. Bathrooms are becoming ever more luxurious as technology makes them both more eco friendly and entertainment focused

We're all familiar with air pollution but noise pollution is just as ubiquitous and can have a serious impact on health and wellbeing. So can we mitigate its worst effects?

recycle and then recycle some more

The EU wants the UK to be recycling half of its waste by the end of next year. We may well have decoupled from the EU by then, but don't allow Brexit to make you let up on recycling

birds in the garden are wonderful

If you lament the lack of birdsong in your garden, well, there's a lot you can do to make your garden appealing to birds

If maintaining a lovely lawn is proving hard work and you're worried about hose pipe bans becoming the norm in summer, then consider redesigning your garden with plants that need little water

We're becoming much more accepting of the fact that human activity is causing climate change and more of us want to do our bit to help reverse that damage

Children should be encouraged to make special arty things for grandparents

Grandparents and grandchildren have a very special relationship. And because grandparents are so special, it's important to encourage children to show their appreciation.

If you're in the capital, or any big city, and you've got the builders in, you can't ignore the question of where will the waste from your project go? Working with your builders to minimise landfill waste is the best way to help achieve a circular economy

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