Jess Kelly: Being green and into tech ain’t easy, but it can be done

It may be hard to say no to the latest smartphone, but as tech companies take steps to do more for the planet, perhaps we should too

If bottles can be recycled, so can all of your old, unloved devices

Back in the early 2000s, my secondary school established a ‘Coiste Glas’. That’s a green committee, made up of students looking to introduce some environmentally friendly policies and help “protect our planet”.

I was on the Coiste Glas and felt proud to organise litter picks, hang posters around the school and host guest speakers, who would explain that we should try to reuse items. It wasn’t ground-breaking, but I was very into it. To be ...