Right at the time when our planet is at its most vulnerable to the vagaries of climate change, there seems to be an explosion in the amount of food packaging we’re using. Everywhere you look, there are examples of entirely unnecessary food and beverage packaging that take serious energy to produce and dispose of.

Thanks to our relatively new-found obsession with coffee on the go, we now dispose of over 200m coffee cups in Ireland every year. Globally, the figure is over 500bn – that’s 1m cups a minute.