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Why Recycled Timber Furniture is So Good For You

By helene | April 19, 2018 | 0

We already know that timber is one of the most sustainable building materials we have. Recycled timber has the added bonus of having already had a life, and thus being part of the chain of recycle, reuse and reinvent – and it is often very beautiful due to the number of lives it has lived. There is nothing like finding a piece of furniture, or using timber from another object, to create a special place in your home. Just like the lines in the face of your grandmother, a piece of recycled timber has many stories to tell. Often, things…

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Plastic Pollution Calculator Launch For Earth Day 2018

By helene | April 18, 2018 | 0

As many of you know, management of plastic waste is a global crisis, making the resulting plastic pollution one of the most pressing problems we face. The good news is we can all make a difference on a daily basis.  As part of Earth Day 2018 on April 22, Earth Day Network has released an online Plastics Pollution Calculator for you to calculate the amount of disposable plastic you use in a year and make plans to reduce the waste. The Ocean Crusaders report that it is now believed that there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Of that mass,…

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Simple Ways to Reduce Your Eco-Anxiety

By helene | April 16, 2018 | 4

Do you find yourself agonizing over your choice of cleaning products? Do you beat yourself up every time you stray from your no plastic bag commitment, or worry about the future of the planet for your children so much you find it hard to sleep sometimes? If so, you could be suffering from eco-anxiety. Defined as “anxiety or worry about the ecological threats facing the earth”. Eco-anxiety is not a recognised mental illness, but is becoming a common reaction to the understanding about the issues we face from things like global warming, the health of our oceans, extinction of animals…

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Tree Hut Village: Baby Equipment Rental Hire Australia

By helene | April 13, 2018 | 0

If you have ever travelled with babies and young children, you will know all of the difficulties you can face in dealing with prams, car seats, cots and all the paraphernalia that goes along with it! It can also be hard to know what is on offer locally for babysitting, activities, medical help and more. Eva Wintersberger, founder of Tree Hut Village, is on a mission to make travelling with kids more enjoyable and less wasteful by making it possible for you to: – Rent equipment from local parents – Connect with local parents for advice – Re-home used prams…

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Welcome to Recycled Interiors, Australia's Green Home & Living Hub. We are your home for sustainable decorating & design, where we help you create a beautiful sustainable home. I am Helen Edwards - Mama, Blogger and Product and Interior Stylist. At Recycled Interiors you will find our very popular blog, product styling & sustainable home decorating services and our Sustainable Home Hub Directory, and online store.

We are on a mission to encourage slower homes, that refuse consumption of unethical, poorly made items, and increase sustainable living. Celebrate diversity, love your own style, and connect more with each other. Stop worrying about what other people think and more about what you can do to be happier, healthier, and create a home you love that's better for you, your family and our planet.

At Recycled Interiors we believe in YOUR style being perfect and in creating a beautiful home that treads more lightly on the planet

Helen xx

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By helene | February 26, 2016

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10 Funky Upcycled Lounge Room Ideas

By helene | February 18, 2016

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Celebrate your own style & take simple steps to being more sustainable in your next room renovation or decorating project. Stop comparing, don't judge each other, and love where you live. Join our community here for a discount voucher to our online sustainable homewares store, discount on my book & the option for a reduced price first consult on your next decorating project x Helen

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