In interior design – and many other design disciplines – it is much easier to be unsustainable. Buying or developing custom solutions for a room often requires less time and research than purchasing second-hand materials or concern for waste flow and the circular economy.

But the construction and decoration industry can no longer afford the luxury of ignoring the environmental impacts caused by their activities.

According to a report by the CNN Climate Change Forum, the three main CO2 emitters come from cities, their cars and buildings: gasoline that we burn for transport, industrial activities for the construction of buildings (cement factories, for example), and thermoelectric power plants to generate energy for our homes.

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