1000 Flowers for the Planet - #498 Choose Recycled Wallpaper
Until you research the topic, few people would be aware that wallpaper contains harmful, and sometimes carcinogenic, chemicals. There is good news though – safer alternatives are available, with designers now producing wallpapers made from recycled materials, such as newspaper and other post-consumer paper, or from FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) materials. They also use water-based inks and the papers are VOC free. It may not have been something you thought about, but if you stop and ponder all the chemicals found in your house – the mattress, the plastic TV, the vinyl flooring, the paint, the cleaning products – putting a bit more effort into reducing those chemicals sounds like a good idea. Recycled wallpaper reuses resources, reduces chemicals in the environment, enriches your home and is better for your health. It’s a good decorating choice, in so many ways.