In the fight against the damaging effects of disposable, single-use plastics, food retailers and small businesses across the country have been switching to alternative, plant-based materials for their takeaway packaging.

But how many of us actually know how to dispose of this stuff correctly? And is this really the right way to solve our takeaway trash problem?

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Travelplanners have created a tongue-in-cheek checklist of doomsday destinations worth visiting after global warming has melted the ice caps and turned our forests to desert; here I’ve added a few of my own UK hot spots to the list.

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You may not have heard the term “greenwashing” before. It is defined by Wikipedia as “a form of spin in which a companies PR or marketing is deceptively used to promote the idea that an organisation’s products, aims or policies are environmentally friendly.” And in the food industry in particular, it’s on the rise.

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You may or may not have noticed that dairy farmers have been getting a lot of attention in the press this week, as for the first time ever, the price of milk per litre has outrageously fallen below the price of bottled water.

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