HOMES Green and clean

If you want to do your home im­prove­ments in an en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly way, JU­LIA GRAY

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

– for ex­am­ple, slate or stone from Brazil or In­dia might be cheaper than Bri­tish ver­sions, but it’s come a lot fur­ther and may have other eth­i­cal and en­vi­ron­men­tal neg­a­tives

as­so­ci­ated with its pro­duc­tion. now – some even ac­cept paint, which should never be poured down the plug­hole for dis­posal. An­other op­tion is Com­mu­nity RePaint, which takes left­over paint for char­i­ties and vol­un­tary and com­mu­nity groups to use – visit com­mu­ni­tyre­paint.org.uk to find out more. to get even cov­er­age – but they also have big ad­van­tages. They dry quickly, are eas­ier to re­move from your skin and fab­rics than sol­vent­based paints, and whites don’t yel­low, whereas most sol­vent-based ones do.

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