Green Living

Plastic bag tax: Everything you need to know

The Government? No. Local communities? No again. It’s the retailers themselves which will choose the beneficiaries – and how much of the millions raised to keep for themselves

How green is Holland?

Holland has a dirty secret. To outsiders, it may seem a green idyll, where cycling and recycling are the norm. But scratch the surface, says Ben Coates, and you find a crowded, carbon-spewing, urban nation spectacularly addicted to fossil fuels