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Deck it out

Green Lifestyle magazine

Having friends around to your house? Make the most of the great weather with these new eco-products that help your outdoor living area look its best this summer.

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Get your verandah, deck, balcony or little slice of the outdoors at its best for entertaining. Click through the two images using the arrows to see all the products.

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No matter the size or style of your BBQ, you can keep it spick ’n’ span without chemicals thanks to the two types of fibres in this cloth that fits like a glove.
ENJO Barbecue Glove, $59, www.enjo.com.au

Made from recycled shopping bags and other discarded polypropylene items, this multi-purpose rug is durable enough to leave outside all the time. It’s so surprisingly soft that it’s versatile enough as a picnic rug or for baby’s playtime.
Recycled Plastic Outdoor Rug, Seattle brown pattern in large (150 x 238cm), $78.50, www.naturalabode.com.au

Salvaged offcuts of FSC recycled teak are laminated into a rustic parquetry style outdoor tabletop, which is bolted into a recycled industrial galvanised steel base (available in red, green, yellow, black or natural zinc). It comes flat packed for easy delivery and low emissions during transportation to you.
MG Industrial Bistro Table 200, $2,419 (200 cm W x 740 H x 100 D), www.mamagreen.com.au

A water-resistant soft furnishing that’s soil, stain, mildew and fade resistant, handcrafted from 100 per cent spun polyester? Yes please to this comfy cushion that sounds too good to be true!
Indoor/Outdoor reversible cushion, ‘Calypso’ pattern $35, www.zahaarasanctuary.com

You will not fail to impress guests with the transformation of a simple pot plant into a space-saving grill in the blink of an eye. Although it looks like a terracotta pot, the heat-bead-powered BBQ is actually made from stainless steel with a special heat insulating ceramic coating.
Black+Blum Hot Pot, $199.95, www.shop.until.com.au

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No outdoor party is complete without bunting, but steer clear of cheap overseas-made decorations and if possible go vintage, such as the beautiful upcycled napkins and doilies from Hard to Find.
Vintage bunting (4 metres), $59.99, www.hardtofind.com.au

It might look like glass, but these trendy ‘glasses’ are actually BPA-free shatterproof reusable plastic. To give you extra confidence, there’s even a little thumb hold to grip onto.
Govino Stemless wine/cocktail glass, $19.99 (four-pack), www.glassnomore.com.au

A step up from the classic tyre swans, this solid, easy clean, low table was created by Retyred furniture from what would normally be classed as trash.
Coffee Table Slate, $199, www.retyredfurniture.com

Hand-dipped in pure organic Australian sandalwood, these incense sticks are approved cruelty-free. They have a sweet, subtle smell, and if used to surround your outdoor haven at dusk they’re very effective at keeping mozzies at bay while being gentle on your nose.
Sandalwood incense, $7.95 (pack of 30), www.etsy.com/shop/GreenRitual

While away your weekends lounging in this comfy chair made of eco-friendly and recycled ‘polywood’. Impervious to all weather conditions, it’s super light as it’s made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) derived from post-consumer bottle waste such as milk bottles.
South Beach Ultimate Adirondack Chair, $499, www.polywoodoutdoors.com.au