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