Eco-Friendly Wallpaper: Vinyl-Free Wallpaper from Mod Green Pod

Reader Contribution by Susan Melgren and Web Editor
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Wallpaper has a certain taboo about it. When wallpaper was first introduced, the product was as simple as its name said–printed paper to cover your wall. Modern wallpaper is usually anything but paper, however. In the ’60s and ’70s manufacturers began producing wallpaper made from polyvinyl chloride, or PVC plastic. The switch to vinyl wallpaper brought other unpleasant changes: formaldehyde and strong chemical adhesives that outgassed VOCs into homes. A few decades later, interior decorating changed and vinyl wallpaper became outdated, an unsightly and difficult-to-remove relic of the past.

If you believe in the taboo about wallpaper, whether for environmental health reasons or design reasons, cast your superstitions aside and make room for Mod Green Pod’s vinyl-free wallpaper. This modern wallpaper is far from the pastel flowers and paisley designs that characterized vinyl wallpaper from the ’60s and ’70s–nor is this wallpaper made from vinyl.

Mod Green Pod’s Delight wallpaper comes in three color combinations: butter/coffee, caramel/licorice, and water/peppercorn (pictured above). Photo Courtesy Mod Green Pod.

Mod Green Pod’s twelve funky, colorful designs are all printed on Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper using water-based inks and glazes. Mod Green Pod knows that PVC releases dioxins, which have been linked to immune system suppression, reproductive disorders and certain cancers, and the comopany believes there’s no reason to bring this chemical into your home if you don’t have to.

Mod Green Pod’s Grand Jubilee wallpaper comes in five color combinations: chocolate, cream, earl grey, licorice/natural, and licorice/white (pictured above). Photo Courtesy Mod Green Pod.

All the wallpapers measure 27 inches wide after trimming and range in price from $60 to $75 for a roll.