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  • Putting up decorations is one of the joys of Christmas. But given that tinsel is made from PVC and so doesn't score highly on the eco points chart, how should we deck the halls? Kay Hill has some sustainable suggestions

antikbar november online sale

If you're on the hunt for interesting artworks or want to start a collection, don't miss AntikBar's November online auction, it's last for 2021. You could just grab yourself a one-of-a-kind bargain

succulents are easy to care for

Succulents were the height of bohemian chic in the '70s and they're still enjoying a resurgence thanks to a focus on easy-care plants and the need to do something about our indoor air quality. Grower Fiona Weymss of Kent-based Blueleaf Plants gives us the lowdown on these adorable little creatures

Recycled plastic rug from nanimarquina

The weather's a bit up and down..hot one week, raining and cloudy the next... but your deck or patio can always look good with an outdoor rug on it. Choose ones made from recycled recycled polyester or other plastic - they're great for impromptu picnics and summer gatherings, as well as for sunbathing on. And even those deluges of rain won't hurt them...

Country house style allows for eccentricity, simplicity, florals, comfort and cosiness. And it's an eco friendly look because you'll find pieces you need at antiques fairs, auctions and second-hand shops. And there's plenty of scope for upcycling 

Gtech Mk2 AirRam

The Gtech underwent a major overhaul.. and if you're someone who struggles to find the motivation to vacuum, well, this lightweight and dare we say excellent AirRam Mk2 device will turn you into a house-proud townmouse. 

Facemask recycling at Wilko for ReWorked

The retailer estimates some 400,000 masks could be recycled by the time the scheme ends

Finisterre has swimwear ranges made from Econyl

When global travel does open up again let’s all do our bit to lessen the impact of our wanderlust on the environment, says German sustainable travel experts Green Pearls

Antique radiators have an elegance. From the Old Radiator Company

The salvage business is doing rather well in these bargain-hunting times. And you may be surprised to find that the use of salvaged materials in interior design is driven by women, not their supposedly super-handy-where-there's muck-there's-money-menfolk. 

Planted is a new outdoor design event focusing on zero waste

Planted is a new outdoor event showcasing sustainable design. Part of the London Design Festival 2021, it's taking place at the regenerated Kings Cross site in London this September. 

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