No five pence carrier bags on sale at your local supermarket? That’s because change is starting to happen at the most basic, grassroots level – and it’s amazing what you can get used to. We went so far, with a single-use plastic item to meet our every need: spoons, drinking straws, cotton buds, cups. Rediscover life, plastic-free – you’ll never go back. You can’t afford to
The trees that produce this aromatic resin are at risk after years of unsustainable harvesting - but a rescue mission is underway in Oman
Ever wondered what happens to all the household and commercial waste that reaches Asia? Jen Marsden discovers treasure in a waste wonderland, and learns how the upcycling movement is gaining momentum in Seoul
For more than fifty years international development assistance has been provided to poor countries around the world. In a new book, ‘The End of Development: A Global History of Poverty and Prosperity’ Andrew Brooks explores why development has failed to improve livelihoods. Here he discusses some of the environmental consequences of dam building and the problems of debt in Africa.
Large-scale palm oil developments in the rainforest cause deforestation and habitat loss for the wildlife and people who call the forest home