Mindy O Brien

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Mindy O’Brien of the environmental charity Voice at an exhibition called “Plastic: can’t live with it, can’t live without it” at the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin last year. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Can you afford to go green if you’re not rich? Organic food, ethical clothing and eco appliances often come at a premium. But their alternatives, thou(...)

All householders using a licensed waste collection service have a right to access details of how much waste they produce, including the weight and type of waste

Are you throwing €1,000 away every year? If you are not being smart with your household waste, or shopping around for the best waste collection plan, (...)

Tinned products are simply just the food cooked in water or a sauce, they won’t have more additives than ready made.

While tinned foods have an old-fashioned image, the expanding canned-food aisles in shops tells us we are buying more. And, with the coronavirus, perh(...)

An exhibit at Plastic: Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It, at Dublin’s Science Gallery. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Plastic: Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It is a new exhibition at Dublin’s Science Gallery. It draws our attention to our complex relationship(...)

By 2050 there will be roughly 12 billion tonnes of plastic litter in landfills and the environment.

Trying to live sustainably can sometimes feel like an uphill trek without one clear-cut path to the mountaintop. Often a product that might be environ(...)

 Síofra Caherty, Fiona O’Doherty Mindy O’Brien, Flossie Donelly, Una Hand, Padraic Fogarty, and Kate Ruddock. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The grassroots uprising is underway and people of all ages are calling for great urgency on climate action. A lack of political action in Ireland has (...)

The EU has agreed to ban some single-use plastics in an effort to cut marine pollution. File photograph: AP Photo/Matt Dunham

After months of intense negotiations, the EU has agreed to ban some single-use plastics, including disposable cutlery, plates and straws, in an effort(...)

Richard Bruton: the Minister  is to review the  deposit and return scheme  to “ensure we better understand the impacts of introducing such a scheme on top of the existing successful collection system”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton has welcomed an overwhelming vote in the European Parliament to introduce a ban on single-u(...)

 Coastwatch members gather at the Rosie Hackett Bridge, Dublin for  World Oceans Day. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The EU is leading a meaningful crusade against plastic pollution with excellent measures to curb usage but some new legislative proposals “are weak an(...)

A display of plastic at Nolan’s supermarket in Clontarf. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some supermarkets, including outlets that are part of major supermarket groups, have committed to keeping bins at checkouts permanently so shoppers ca(...)

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