The Ecologist

 

bag: 1/20 of 20

A Kathmandu shanty town

Can the Kathmandu Valley be Saved?

by Joseph Mayton

September 26th, 2012

The once bustling Bagmati river has become the focal point of Nepal’s struggle to bring modernity to this once isolated region. And the environment is struggling to survive, writes Joseph Mayton. more...
How to…make recycling pay

How to… make recycling pay

Bethany Hubbard

30th March, 2012

From turning old clothes into bags to making plastic cups into fabulous pencils, spring-cleaning just got lucrative more...
In season now: what to eat during March

In season now: what to eat during March

Ben Hudson

5th March, 2012

Spring has (whisper it) sprung, so make the most of the fresh greens and foraged treats popping up in winter’s wake. Gardening expert James Taylor suggests five to get stuck into more...
november veg

In season now: what to eat during November

Henry Gass

31st October, 2011

Cosy up with the November root vegetable glut, says Henry Gass. You won’t regret it more...
Elvis and Kresse

A belting idea: meet the pioneers turning discarded firehose into fashion

Gavin Haines

12th October, 2011

Firehose isn’t an obvious choice of textile for an accessories range, but for the entrepreneurs behind Elvis & Kresse, it’s simply perfect. Gavin Haines reports 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...
green bags

Top 10...eco-friendly bags

Ali Gane

25th March, 2011

Upcycled, recycled and 100 per cent green, Ali Gane, owner of online ethical accessories boutique onfriday, rounds up the 10 best eco bags around more...

A good sport

The Ecologist

15th February, 2011

Say no to exploitation and eco crime with French sportswear company Veja’s ultra cool, ultra green trainers

more...
Ecolean

Sustainable design shapes the future of food packaging

Leif Huff

30th September, 2010

PHOTO GALLERY: In exclusive images from a brilliant new eco-design book we illustrate innovative ways designers around the world are creating sustainable food packaging, products and appliances... more...

How to campaign for less waste and more recycling

George Wigmore & Matilda Lee

6th July, 2010

From plastic bag-free towns to refashioned clothes and bus fleets run on chip fat, here's a guide to what you can do to tackle waste in your community more...
Albatross

Beyond plastic bags: stopping plastic pollution at source

David Hawkins

22nd April, 2010

Plastic Pollution Coalition is a new campaign calling for an outright ban on single-use plastic products. Will you support them? more...
Witches' Knickers XVI

Plastic bag art: how to spoil any view

Laura Sevier

30th November, 2009

Many plastic bags end up as waste on our streets, parks and beaches. Rosie Barnes' photographs capture these blots on the landscape more...

bag: 1/20 of 20

Plastic bag

How to make your town plastic bag free

Sylvia Rowley

15th April, 2009

Sylvia Rowley examines Rebecca Hosking's tips to rid your town of plastic bags more...
Plastic Bag

Wales plans to bring in compulsory plastic bag charge

Ecologist

16th October, 2009

Welsh Government says a charge is the only way to reduce plastic bag use further and encourage reuse more...
Investigates_68.jpg

How to make your town plastic-free

Sylvia Rowley

15th April, 2009

Sylvia Rowley examines Rebecca Hosking's tips to rid your town of plastic bags more...
Archive_220.jpg

The problem of greenwash - green-fiddling while Rome burns…

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2008

It’s fair to say that we have our share of robust discussions in this office. Opinions get aired, fingers get pointed, occasionally voices get raised. It’s all in a good cause. Setting the world to rights isn’t always a civilised tea party. more...
Investigates_36.jpg

Incinerators: the lethal consequences of breathing fire

Pat Thomas

6th September, 2007

Despite the best efforts of the industry to rebrand and clean up incineration, the fact remains that today's incinerators still permit pollution. more...
News web pic 2_177.jpg

'Frisco votes to ban the bag

News

29th March, 2007

The local council in San Francisco, California, has set a precedent by becoming the first US city to vote to ban large supermarkets from handing out plastic bags, Reuters has reported. more...
Plastic Bag

The perils of plastic amnesia

Matthew Carmichael

1st November, 2006

Convenient, flimsy, costly, cynical, manipulative, wasteful, deadly...we'll never forget the plastic bag more...
Another-ayatollah_MAIN.jpg

Another Ayatollah

Eric S Margolis

1st June, 2004

Once again a Shia Ayatolla is spoiling America’s plans more...

ECOLOGIST COOKIES

Using this website means you agree to us using simple cookies.

More information here...

 

FOLLOW
THE ECOLOGIST