4 Materials to Avoid in an Eco-Friendly Home


If you want to outfit your home with a minimum of environmental impact, then you want to avoid as much petroleum use as possible. And that doesn’t just mean getting a hybrid car and switching to alternative energy: Petroleum goes into everything from paraffin wax and Teflon to nail polish and plastic, according to Mother Nature Network. The easiest way to limit your use? Become a more conscious consumer and think twice before you buy anything new.

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