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Home Living : August 12 2008
HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, August 12, 2008 3 It's in the friendly bag A simple choice of saying no to plastic bags can have a major impact on the environment. Our grandmothers would never leave the house without their string bag. Emily Hays has created Ecosilk Bags, a durable, recyclable bag that holds up to 14kg. Cost $6.50. Details: www.ecosilkbags.com.au Method to cleaning Cleaning the environmentally friendly way is easy with Method. The funky products start from $4.99 and are a must for any stylish, green- conscious household. Method is available at Woolworths and is an affordable product range. Breath of fresh air AngelAir is a fresh new concept in air filtration, designed for use in the nursery or any room in the house. The system not only filters dust and pollen particles but kills bacteria and neutralises other environmental factors such as smoke and chemicals. Selling for $99, the Valcos AngelAir is available at David Jones and most baby stores. In hot water EcoSmart Hot Water has been awarded an Australian International Design Mark for the Airoheat Subzero heat pump. The pump reduces energy consumption by up to 70 per cent. Details: www.ecosmart.com.au or call 133 326. Greener pastures Grass is greener Environmentally friendly Enviro Grass from Amber Tiles comes with an option of varied blade widths, multiple yarn types and multiple colour mix. This different species of man-made grass resembles its natural counterpart but will maintain its lush look in sunshine, full shade and around salt or chlorine pools. It is ideal for high-traffic areas and it can be used with pets. Enviro Grass prices start from $54.95/sq m. Details: www.ambertiles.com.au Go green with red Green living is of growing importance for Australians who have already begun changing their eating habits, electricity consumption and their recycling prowess. Architects and builders recognise that true green- living needs to be embedded in the house being built and are increasingly incorporating green ideas into residential design and construction. According to the Western Red Cedar Export Association's Cees de Jager there is no other commonly used building material that requires less energy to produce than timber. ''The harvesting of timber is much less intrusive than the mining of raw materials and it is 100 per cent biodegradable,'' he said. The perception is that buying and building green is more expensive. However the durability and sustainability of timber ensures that the long- term benefits far outweigh the short-term costs. Western red cedar is farmed using sustainable forestry practices and requires very little on-site energy. HOMELIVING ................................................. 2340843i hlc wk6 Free Measure and Quote • SLIDING OR HINGED DOORS • LIFETIME WARRANTY • WE SERVICE ALL AREAS Lic: 185684C 2262271i hln wk37 9838 9090 www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au Built In Wardrobes 'Designed to suit your budget' PTY LTD Specialised in Shopfront & Domestic Security Shutters • Shopfront Shutters • Window Shutters • Security Doors • Window Grilles • Automatic Garage Door Openers • Automatic Gate Openers Master Lic: 408646770 5% off your lowest genuine price 9632 1111 Fax: 9632 1399 Showroom 77 Larra Street, Yennora www.burwoodshutters.com.au CUSTOM MADE 2073808i hlw wk15
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