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eco design

Top design for home

George Blacksell

2nd September, 2011

Green design doesn't have to mean scrimping on aesthetics; as George Blacksell discovered, combining style with sustainability is easily achieved more...

House boxes: the equine homes trend coming to a street near you

George Blacksell

26th August, 2011

Converted horse boxes are becoming increasingly popular among the eco-conscious. George Blacksell chats to horse box home owner, Dean Crago more...
Scavenger carrying waste

San Francisco's scavengers: a story of gangs, poverty and recycling

Felicity Carus

16th August, 2011

Scavenging is on the rise in the US and is no longer the exclusive domain of the poor. Felicity Carus reports on San Francisco's attempts to close down this informal sector and its impact on a burgeoning recycling culture more...
A toilet

The mission to build a toilet that utilises human poo

Paul Miles

11th August, 2011

The Gates Foundation has just announced a $42 million project over several years to develop a toilet that doesn't need water, mains power or sewerage and that will cost next to nothing more...

Ten of the best…ways to reuse your rubbish

Valentina Jovanovski

5th August, 2011

Whether it’s plastic bottles or old magazines, Valentina Jovanovski has a creative way to turn it into something entirely new more...
Ecologist Magazine August 1971

The Ecologist August 1971: Our battle with waste

The Ecologist

1st August, 2011

Forty years ago this month, Robert Allen prescribed some methods for the individual to cut down on their waste. Have we heeded this advice and is it still relevant today? more...

Burned: Merthyr's fight for clean air and green jobs

The Ecologist

27th June, 2011

What would you do if an American company planned to site a huge incinerator - bigger than the Millennium Stadium - above your town? How would you feel if you knew that no existing technology could prevent that incinerator pumping out toxic chemicals? more...
organic clothes

Ask the Ecologist: cotton, hemp and bamboo - which is the green choice?

Ruth Styles

22nd June, 2011

Green Living Editor Ruth Styles answers your eco-lifestyle dilemmas. This week, we're talking textiles more...
Erin O'Connor

Erin O' Connor: 'World Without Bottles'

Ruth Styles

2nd June, 2011

A behind-the-scenes look at the British supermodel's shoot for SodaStream's 'World Without Bottles' campaign more...

How to combat the growing menace of e-waste

Anja ffrench

31st May,2011

More robust enforcement of laws designed to tackle the growing problem of e-waste is urgently needed, says Anja ffrench of Computer Aid, along with improved management of electrical waste by governments more...

TAKE ACTION to ban 'killer jeans'

Matilda Lee

25th May, 2011

Join Labour Behind the Label in a week of action from 30th May to 5th June to lobby brands to ban the technique of sandblasting denim more...
Erin O'Connor

Five minutes with…Erin O’Connor

Ruth Styles

24th May, 2011

She’s one of the world’s most successful models and a seasoned environmental campaigner. Now Erin O’Connor has the packaging problem in her sights. Ruth Styles met her to find out more more...

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Grow Your Food for Free

Grow Your Food for Free

Andy McKee

19th May, 2011

Packed with useful nuggets of advice; Dave Hamilton’s tome, says Andy McKee, has everything you need to kick start a more self-sufficient way of life more...

UK company implicated in toxic e-waste trail from London to West Africa

Andrew Wasley

14th May, 2011

The Environmental Investigation Agency and BBC Panorama use GPS to prove British electronic waste is being exported to poor African nations where it threatens the environment and human health. Andrew Wasley reports more...
green house

Top 10…cheap ways to green your home

Sella Oneko

29th April, 2011

Greening your home doesn’t have to bust the budget. Sella Oneko rounds up 10 inexpensive ways to make your home a more eco-friendly place more...

Crawford Hollingworth: only corporations can solve global issues

Matilda Lee

28th April, 2011

Crawford Hollingworth's new book - Global Over Development - parodies the typical annual report with an provocative look at the dark side of progress more...
lost property of london

Lost Property of London

The Ecologist

13th April, 2011

Can sustainability be stylish? If Lost Property of London’s eco-accessories are anything to go by, yes it can more...
Shlomo Dowen, UK Without Incineration Network

CAMPAIGN HERO: Shlomo Dowen, UK Without Incineration Network

Matilda Lee

5th April, 2011

The head of the UK's grassroots anti-incineration network on working towards a zero waste economy, encouraging community engagement and avoiding 'defeatist' language more...

Message in a bottle: the retro way to reduce packaging

The Ecologist

14th March, 2011

UK consumers get through 14 million litres of bottled soft drinks every year at a significant cost to the environment. So why not try making your own? more...

Tesco teams up with Goodone to bring ethical fashion to the high street

The Ecologist

22nd February, 2011

Eco-label Goodone’s unique collaboration with the supermarket giant is finally bringing green fashion to the mass market more...

Monsanto agrees clean-up of toxic Brofiscin quarry in Wales

Tom Levitt

19th February, 2011

Environment Agency finds Monsanto, BP and Veolia liable for clean up after thousands of tonnes of cancer-causing chemicals - including PCBs, dioxins and Agent Orange derivatives - dumped in Welsh quarry more...

Monsanto agrees clean-up of toxic Brofiscin quarry in Wales

Tom Levitt

19th February, 2011

Environment Agency finds Monsanto, BP and Veolia liable for clean up after thousands of tonnes of cancer-causing chemicals - including PCBs, dioxins and Agent Orange derivatives - dumped in Welsh quarry more...
Ecologist May 2007

Burying The Truth, the orginal Ecologist investigation into Monsanto and Brofiscin Quarry

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

11th October, 2007

What does Douglas Gowan know that everyone else wants to keep hidden? For 40 years the story of Brofiscin Quarry – now the most polluted place in the UK – has been suppressed... more...

The Byocup: a reusable alternative to paper

The Ecologist

18th February, 2011

Millions of trees are cut down for paper cups every year, the majority of which end up in landfill. With that in mind, isn’t it time you swapped your paper cup for something more sustainable? more...

Charities suffer as criminal gangs target lucrative clothing recycling sector

Louise Hunt

1st February, 2011

Charities, including Oxfam and Traid, which rely on donations of unwanted clothes are facing an escalating theft problem - which could undermine public confidence in recycling and increase clothing waste, reports Louise Hunt more...


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