Plastic bags

We need a root-and-branch rethink on plastic packaging

27 January 2018 9:00 am

Reasons to use less plastic Sir: Yes, packaging from petrochemicals is bad, but what if we set out to use…

Revealed – the truth about plastic

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Packaging from petrochemicals is bad but what if the alternatives are worse?

Usain Bolt and the sporting legends who went out with a whimper

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Out with a whimper Usain Bolt managed only a bronze in his last appearance in the 100 metres at the…

Oh, how I will miss the plastic bag!

10 October 2015 9:00 am

It has taken years, but finally England has joined the rest of the United Kingdom and other countries around the…

The birth of the plastic bag (blame Sweden)

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Old bags The government announced details of a compulsory 5p charge for single-use plastic bags in shops. Plastic bags have…

I'll have to give up Waitrose. It's too exciting for me now

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Waitrose in Towcester has closed down for a week to make what it describes as ‘a final few touches’ to…

A successful obesity campaign? Fat chance

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Fat chances The National Obesity Forum said that Britain is reaching a ‘doomsday scenario’ where half the population is obese.…