Sunday, April 12, 2009

Rubbish Rubbish Everywhere

Life is full of coincidences. Only a couple of weeks ago I was listening to a program about the steady decline of the water in our seas and oceans. Marine biologist are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact that this has on marine life.
Last week, one of the main news items was about the increase in the amount of rubbish that litters our beaches, washed up by the tides and left by careless day trippers and holiday makers.
Then yesterday, I looked at my
daughter’s interesting, environmental blog, which has an invitation to look at a video clip, The Story of Stuff, which I did. A powerful piece, that makes you think beyond re-using, reducing, recycling and filling up our well-loved wheelie bins. This only scratches at the surface of the world’s waste problem.
I wonder how much of the rubbish that is floating around our coast, will eventually end up in the huge mass of plastic and other "stuff" that is floating around in the North Pacific Ocean?

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

An Eco wash - down

Armed with Ecover washing up liquid in my refillable bottle, a 5 litre container full of water and various bits of cleaning equipment, I went along to the recycling centre on Sunday morning.

Keeping my head down and oblivious to everything, I set to work, hoping that the villagers didn't spot me
kneeling in front of our carton bank as they passed on their way to church.

It didn't take long to reveal the instructions on the front, so there is NO excuse for members the public to deposit the odd can or plastic bottle in there!

Let's hope that our shiny and almost new recycling facility will entice the village recyclers to bring their cartons along too.