Bolia student design award winners

This year's three winners of Bolia's 2020 Design Award are:

Petrochemical ban from Unilever products by 2030

Unilever's decision to cut petrochemical-derived ingredients from its cleaning products should have a big knock-on effect, say environmentalists.

Thorndown launches new wood paint colours

Thorndown has unveiled its new Somerset Heritage Colour Collection of wood paints. It compliments the 48-strong core colour chart, adding soft tones of the natural world from muted stone to blues and greens of field and country.

Brits intend to keep to low carbon living post covid

Two surveys conducted by the UK Centre for Climate and Social Transformation (CAST), coordinated by Cardiff University, suggests lockdown has upended our habits, from buying and travelling less to reducing energy use and cutting down on food waste.

Anti bacterial treatment for natural stone

Stone producer Antolini has developed and patented an 'exclusive process capable of increasing the performance of its natural stones, making them healthier and more hygienic.'

Azerobact® plus is, the company says, suitable for all natural stones, creating an antibacterial surface on the material which inhibits the formation and proliferation of bacteria, thereby contributing to cleaner, healthier interiors.