Richard Girling is an award-winning environmental
journalist. For his work in The Sunday Times he was named Specialist Writer of
the Year in the UK Press Awards in 2002, and Journalist of the Year at the
Press Gazette Environmental Press Awards in 2008 and 2009. In 2013 he won the
Older People in the Media Award for writing about dementia.
He has been a consultant to the former Department of the Environment and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, and author of campaigns for the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). His book Greed: Why We Can't Help Ourselves is published by Doubleday: among his previous works are Rubbish!, an exploration of the history, politics and economics of waste, and Sea Change (Eden Project Books), a critical examination of Britain's relationship with the sea.