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and are far healthier for your

fortunately, a few glues which

family to walk, sit or crawl on.

are

If your preference is for wood

Cabinets made from bamboo

flooring, there is now a wide range

are becoming popular because

of boards made from sustainable

of their attractive finish and the

woods such as bamboo and cork.

sustainability of the bamboo.

In your kitchen, go for countertops

In the garden, for lighting a

made from recycled materials

pathway

such as crushed stones, glass or

choose the now common solar

porcelain rather than ones made

lights which come in various

with

materials

designs and sizes and give off

which need toxic adhesives and

sufficient light for these outdoor

chemicals to fit them. Kitchen

areas.

cabinets have generally been

features are both attractive and

With just a little research and

made from synthetic wood and the

energy saving. Not only are

thought we can all take a step

glues used in their construction

these products free to run, but

further forward in protecting our

emit

other

there are no cables or cords lying

family and our planet next time

toxic vapours. There are now,

around your garden or patio.

we re-decorate or do some DIY.

conventional

PVC,

VOCs

and

free

from

or

Solar

formaldehyde.

entrance

powered

porch,

water

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