• Eco couple launch Britain's first 'zero-waste' supermarket where all packaging is banned

    An eco-couple say they have launched Britain's first zero-waste supermarket - where all packaging is banned. Green-thinking Richard Eckersley, 28, and wife Nicola, 27, sell a range of up to 200 pesticide-free products from their store Earth.Food.Love. But in order to shop there, customers have to take their own pots, jars and sandwich bags. STORY: How to cut down on food waste The shop opened earlier this year in Totnes, Devon and has been so successful the couple are planning to open similar stores in London and Birmingham. They came up with the idea after they discovered Unperfekthaus - a German anti

  • Back to School: Healthy snack ideas to put in their lunchbox

    Thinking of healthy and exciting snacks for their school lunchboxes can sometimes be a challenge, especially when you're trying to avoid feeding them crisps and chocolate every day. Get some inspiration with our round-up of snacks that are not only nutritious, but tasty too – the perfect fuel for their school day. FRUIT AND VEGETABLES: Fruit and vegetables are essential lunchbox items, although it can sometimes be difficult to encourage fussy eaters to have their five a day. Try chopping up carrot batons or cucumber served with a dip like hummus or cottage cheese for a balanced, filling snack, or make