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  • Old tyres can be upcycled into planters

    Once you get your creative thinking cap on you'll be amazed at what you can upcycle

  • Insideout Garden Art

    If you not familiar with outdoor art and don't think pictures belong in the garden, well Yorkshire's Insideout Garden Art begs to differ. So if you look out on an empty wall or fence, turn it into a gallery space!

  • Compost your kitchen peelings and food waste

    ..or at the very least save your food scraps and peelings for your local council to compost. So come on people, make 2021 your greenest year ever, which means getting a counter top bin for the kitchen -  and a garden composter too if you have the space.

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  • A light that creates interesting effects Fusion

    You don't have to be a lighting designer to achieve mood and ambience with your lamps. The Fusion cut-out cube is a sculptural piece that gives a gentle wash of light

  • The spotlight of scrutiny is turning on jewellery which for centuries has got away with being the face of cruelty and avarice. So if you're investing in a piece for yourself or a loved one, check its provenance. 

  • Danish eco start-up Sprout has taken window sill food cultivation up a notch with their plant a pencil and watch it grow...basil, tomatoes, parsley, micro greens, whatever takes your fancy

  • Newgate clock

    Frustrated that you can't keep track of time? the answer is to get a clock on the wall in more rooms in your dwelling. And the good news is there are some stylish models to make time pass very pleasingly indeed.

The Tartan Blanket Company has recycled wool blankets from £40

It's getting decidedly chilly, but don't turn up the heating - wrap up in a recycled wool blanket to keep warm 

With covid 19 still far from over, 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

..and not just for Christmas of course because poinsettias come in many other hues from cream to green to pink. But we tend to buy them as a yuletide tradition and rightly so because they are inject much needed colour at this time of year

Old tyres can be upcycled into planters

Once you get your creative thinking cap on you'll be amazed at what you can upcycle

Nick's Bespoke Maps

Our young folks are dynamic in the face of adversity! Take history graduate Nick van Oosterom, who's finding success with his unique one-man map drawing business

lamp with base from used umbrella mechanism

The designers at anti love to reuse and recycle - and they've homed in on discarded umbrellas as the base material for their first collection of lamps. Here they explain their ethos

Great to see more companies offering stylish homewares made from recycled materials. Runners and rugs are a quick and easy way to smarten up a hallway, landing or living room and Flooring Superstore has some modern, inexpensive pieces made from recycled T-shirts

Insideout Garden Art

If you not familiar with outdoor art and don't think pictures belong in the garden, well Yorkshire's Insideout Garden Art begs to differ. So if you look out on an empty wall or fence, turn it into a gallery space!

laundry strips are very eco friendly

If you're trying to use less plastic, then ditching those cumbersome bottles of detergent is a good place to start

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