Mindy O Brien

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Demonstrators participating in a climate protest near the Dáil in February 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson

A friend of a friend told me once about her escape from the Twin Towers. She realised, somewhere around the 30th storey, that if she didn’t start taki(...)

Reuse specialist Dr Sarah Miller says washing machine manufacturers will charge by wash – maintaining ownership of the product, but also responsibility for its reuse. File photograph: iStock

The language used in the announcement from the Department of the Environment on Tuesday evening was not of the type that grabs headlines, with talk o(...)

Isaac Jackman runs a shoe repair shop on Dublin’s 41 Charlemont Street, what’s keeping him going is a spike in trekking and outdoor shoewear repairs. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A surge in the number of people getting walking shoes and sports trainers repaired as hundreds of thousands get out for the evening walk during lockdo(...)

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(...)

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