Going green in quarantine - how to live your best eco life

From ditching nappies, to pop-up libraries and growing food from kitchen scraps: tips for a more environmentally-friendly life during lockdown.

Book club: Shirley Chance Howe with her lockdown library outside her home in Celbridge, Co Kildare. Photo: Frank McGrath

Chrissie Russell

With so many things to worry about right now, it's understandable if being environmentally friendly has suddenly slid down the priority list for many of us. It will be some time before we know the true impact of coronavirus on the planet, whether it's the positives like a decrease in pollution and revival of nature or negatives brought by a rise in single-use plastics and potential food waste posed by panic buying.