Saturday, August 23, 2008

Who's Crazy?

For a number of years, the Publican from a local village has brought his empty bottles and aluminium cans to our recycling centre, pleased in the knowledge that he was helping school and the environment.
I was happy as I slung the bottles into the banks, to think that, not only was I helping school and the environment, but I was probably keeping fit as well!
Another load arrived yesterday, tucked neatly away behind the paper and bottle banks. I flexed my muscles in readiness for the task ahead.
Evidently this is the last load. The bottles have been classified as commercial waste and in future, will be collected from the pub (bins provided,at a cost), by a well known waste and recycling company. The glass will end up in the local landfill site.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Schools plastic bag videos

The children of Godwin Primary School, Forest Gate, Newham, performed their own Plastic Bag song at Marks & Spencer's Marble Arch store on 6th May 2008.

The children at Lyme Regis's St Michael's Primary School made an anti-plastic bag video.

Reason for optimism?

Today's East Anglian Daily Times reports,
Plastic bags could soon become a thing of the past in Suffolk as councils and businesses work together to eliminate their use.
But is there cause for celebration yet?

The same report goes on...
Aldeburgh - No official campaign to reduce plastic bag usage.

Bury St Edmunds - “We are trying to encourage people to use plastic bags less but we recognise sometimes you just need one.”

Eye - The town council has not yet formally discussed the issue.

Felixstowe - “We are currently looking into schemes before the next town council meeting.”

Hadleigh - No measures currently in place by the town council.

Leiston - Self-regulation is working well.

Southwold - No policy on plastic bags is currently in place.

Sudbury - “... it is really down to the individual to economise and reuse bags.”
Maybe they could try harder?

For more on plastic bags, see the Abolish Plastic Bags website.