Catherine Cleary with some of her plastic-free purchases. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is a muscle memory for opening the lid on a glass milk bottle. You press down with your thumb firmly enough to dimple the foil but gently enough(...)

R is for the recycling “myth”. Only 6 per cent of new plastic material comes from recycling. Photograph: Getty Images

When Íde Mhic Gabhann set up her own organic food business last year, it was for practical rather than philanthropic reasons. She had been buying in b(...)