You are what you don’t eat

16 March 2024 9:00 am

In the past, the ability to preserve food depended largely on people’s means, making Eleanor Barnett’s history of food waste also a history of changing attitudes to poverty

Letters: We can’t build our way out of the housing crisis

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Excess demand Sir: Liam Halligan (‘The house mafia’, 26 June) treats us to an exposé of the shoddy products of…

The fraudulent business of recycling

19 June 2021 9:00 am

The fraudulent business of recycling

What Greenpeace's 'Wasteminster' stunt won't tell you

19 May 2021 5:56 pm

Greenpeace has been responsible for many a fatuous stunt over the years, but its latest video has a point. It…

One man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure

1 August 2020 9:00 am

All it takes to turn a cast-off into a prized possession can be a bit of imagination. To a passerby,…

Eco-friendly is not female-friendly

7 March 2020 9:00 am

Eco-friendly is not woman-friendly

Is climate change making the weather more windy?

7 March 2020 9:00 am

Heathrow’s nine runways When was a third runway for Heathrow first proposed? Heathrow was always planned to have multiple runways.…

Letters: Remainers lost – and Richard Dawkins needs to accept that

12 October 2019 9:00 am

Deny Remainers oxygen Sir: Your correspondent Richard Dawkins seems to have a very tenuous grasp of logic for an academic…

Young recycling zealots are talking rubbish

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Church attendances may be falling, but there’s a new religion in town: recycling. Its followers are devout and full of…

I can never resist a trip to the rubbish dump

14 April 2018 9:00 am

I was back at the tip on Sunday. I cannot help it. What art galleries or rock concerts or online…

I recycle – then lie to myself that I’m saving the planet

20 January 2018 9:00 am

‘I just want to say one word to you, just one word. Are you listening? Plastics.’ That iconic punch line…

Make life easier and all else will follow

23 September 2017 9:00 am

You can try to change people’s minds, but this is difficult. You can bribe people to change their behaviour, but…

Dear Mary: What can I do about my neighbours’ downmarket recycling?

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Q. Since recycling was introduced in our village, the wall at the end of our drive has become the depositing…

Christians – and Muslims – still behave better than the rest of us

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Two years ago this week the philosopher Alain de Botton unveiled his proposals for a giant gilded tower in central…

Melissa Kite: My journey to despair with Lambeth's bin men

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Everything is a journey now, especially if it involves failure. The X Factor rejects, people having disasters as they build…

Alexander Chancellor Why can’t we have more public toilets and fewer wheelie-bins?

24 August 2013 9:00 am

After a carefree month at my wife’s house in Tuscany — the longest summer holiday I have spent there for…