June 1st, 2018

Food for thought: should we stop using palm oil?

by Debbie Fletcher   Recently, haunted by images of deforestation and homeless orangutans, I decided to cut palm oil out of my diet. After spending a long time during my weekly shop carefully checking lists of ingredients, I can report that going palm oil free is incredibly difficult. Not only is the stuff present in […]


February 17th, 2012

Costa del packaging

by Debbie Fletcher   It’s all very well being able to model from afar the benefits that might be derived from a deposit refund system (DRS) – but it wasn’t until I arrived in Ibiza for a meeting with the Spanish recycling organisation, Retorna, that the potential success and benefits of such a producer responsibility […]