Sources for “Homeward Bound”

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MDF uses petrochemicals [navigation required] Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) Health and Safety Executive – undated 12/21/2015
Strawbale houses Super-efficient straw-bale houses hit the market in the UK—piglets need not apply Inhabitat – Sep 2015 12/23/2015
Passive houses Passivhaustrust – the UK Passive House Organisation Website 12/23/2015
Oil miles of clothes Analysis: Do clothes miles matter? Just Style – Mar 2007 12/21/2015
Scandinavian proverb “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes” Life in Norway [blog] – undated 12/21/2015
Qmilch and other fashionable sustainable materials Beautiful eco-friendly fashion made from things like milk, coconut and cork Wabi Sabi – Mar 2014 12/21/2015
Recycling cotton and waste management systems 5 New Solutions For The Fashion Industry’s Sustainability Problem FastCo – Feb 2016 2/2/2016
Detergents vs soap Soaps & Detergents: Chemistry (Surfactants) American Cleaning Institute – undated 12/21/2015
466,000 barrels of oil (26,800 homes heated) If every household in the US replaced just one bottle… Seventh Generation via Facebook – Nov 2010 12/21/2015
palm oil farming – fires Indonesia’s forest fires: everything you need to know The Guardian – Nov 2015 12/7/2015
palm oil farming – danger to wildlife What is Palm Oil? Urangutan Project – website 12/7/2015
75% of us wash our clothes when they no longer smell like laundry products Eco laundry habits are about more than sustainable washing machines The Guardian – Oct 2014 12/21/2015
90% of energy used to wash clothes is used to heating the water 19 free energy saving tips Uswitch – undated 12/21/2015
Water companies use 5% of running costs on energy Severn Trent Plc Annual Report and Accounts 2015 Severn Trent – 2015 12/3/2015
Water companies use 3% of the UK’s energy Renewable energy potential for the water industry The Environment Agency – Dec 2009 20/09/2016
Paracetamol is made from… Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) Imperial College – Aug 2006 12/21/2015
Aspirin in made from… 100 Years of Aspirin Aspirin Foundation – undated 12/21/2015
Prosthetics from PET bottles Plastic Soda Bottle Prosthesis Instructables – undated 12/21/2015