Ethical and green living

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UK households have cut energy consumption by 10%, say suppliers
E.ON reports up to 15% drop as Grant Shapps writes to firms saying customers cutting back on energy use should not face direct debit rise

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

27, Nov, 2022 @3:30 PM

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Criticism mounts of ‘climate killer’ modern art museum in Berlin
Calls for construction on Museum of 20th-century Art to be halted until energy efficiency issues addressed

Kate Connolly in Berlin

27, Nov, 2022 @1:50 PM

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Breakfast with a slice of sobering reality | Brief letters
Brief letters: Ben Jennings’ cartoon | E-scooters on public streets | Tea over water | Old technology

25, Nov, 2022 @5:42 PM

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UK government to introduce grants to make homes more energy efficient
Three-year scheme to provide up to £15,000 for middle-income households will start in April 2023

Joe Middleton

25, Nov, 2022 @1:20 PM

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Sales boost for B&Q and Screwfix owner amid rush for energy-saving products
Kingfisher says sales of loft insulation roll more than double while smart thermostats rose by nearly a third

Kalyeena Makortoff

24, Nov, 2022 @8:52 AM

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‘The house turned into an op shop!’ How to host a pre-Christmas stuff swap
At the intersection of tight budgets and the decluttering boom sits the solution for a lower-cost, lower-waste Christmas. But please, no snatching

Emma Wilkins

21, Nov, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Surely not all recycling is a scam?! Here are some handy tips to reduce, reuse and recycle | First Dog on the Moon
Firstly reduce your reliance on packaging by consuming all your groceries AT the supermarket

First Dog on the Moon

21, Nov, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Fashion brands grapple with greenwashing: ‘It’s not a human right to say something is sustainable’
While business imperatives for making sustainability claims are clear, being able to prove them has become a stumbling block for the industry

Lucianne Tonti

18, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Mark Constantine of Lush: ‘Nothing is ever finished, either positively or negatively’
At 70, the co-founder of the ethical beauty brand still has the drive to battle animal testing – as long as he can take his 4pm bath

Sarah Butler

15, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Fabric, location and certification: how to buy an ethically made T-shirt
Figuring out whether a garment is sustainably created can be a complicated task but there are clues to look for

Lucianne Tonti

14, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Supermarkets are pausing soft plastic recycling. What should I do with my plastic bags now?
Peak industry bodies say the halt has exposed deeper problems within the packaging industry

Natasha May

09, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Mushroom walls and waste-fuelled stoves: inside the self-sufficient home of tomorrow
Joost Bakker believes a house can be more than a place to live: it can be a self-sustaining weapon against the climate crisis. A new Australian documentary explores his bold blueprint

Max Veenhuyzen

09, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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