What we used to call “green” design is now just common sense. Take it from a contractor who called on his eco savvy to update his own home
Thomas J. Story
Read the fine print: “So often, ‘recycled content’ is splashed all over the packaging,” says interior and furniture designer Kelly LaPlante. “But when I look into it I learn it’s only 5 or 10 percent post-industrial waste—not even consumer waste.” (At least 85 percent is considered a good amount.) We love the Lollygagger Lounge chair, pictured, which was fashioned from 312 recycled milk jugs ($440; lolldesigns.com).