Post-pandemic pleasure: the French recover the art of living

Posted Posted in People & Politics, Place & Travel

“We are going to get back to our ‘art de vivre’ and recover our taste for liberty,” President Macron told France on June 14. A month later, I took the train-under-the-water from London and found that, indeed, the Parisians are resuming their usual pleasures. Masks are worn widely on public transport and in shops, but a sense of […]

Bulldozer on rubbish against a blue sky

ALWAYS ASK FOR LESS: how organisations are keeping quiet about low-packaging alternatives

Posted Posted in Nature & Animals, People & Politics

Packaging, fellow-plastivists remind me, is not just about plastic. The current zest for over-packaging involves a range of materials, including paper, all carrying an environmental cost. One particularly bad example comes via the sale of hot drinks on trains, which I was reminded of on a recent GWR journey. I was sitting in the same […]