We all create rubbish. Things of no use to us. From the shopping wrappers the companies are so fond of ,as we need encouragement to buy items, to those that are needed to keep things fresh. What ever happened to the paper bag. Do you remember buying bicuts in woolworths on a Saturday afternoon, while the men watched wrestling.
I have noticed that when I visit other countries that many wrap meat and perishables in grease proof papaer. That will soon disintergrate in th rubbish heap. No plastic bags added either. Then theres the largerrubbish, old or outdated furniture, no longer fitting into the modern homes of today. Re-cycle your unwanted goods. why not chop the wood up for fire wood or reclaim it for a shelf. Maybe pass it on to someone in need of a seat.
Clothes go into collecting points for others to wear or even into paper to save our trees. No problem there.
The biggest problem is the chuck away society we live in, which was created back as far as just after the war years. Must haves ,have become an advertising pitch. Where will it all end?
The cotton bag or fashionable hand bag helps to carry shopping home with a smile. User friendly. Planet friendly. every littlt helps,as Tesco says.Good old Tesco. We can even have points to save the envirement there. Brillent idea. I always have a cotton bag in my hand bag, but then I grew up in the 1950’s and 1960’s in my youth. When you were sent to shop with a bag to carry things home in and you felt all grown up in doing so.
What about cars and appliences, where do they all go? Then theres the T.V’s and mobile phones. I bet we could cover a wall in them in every street. What happened to our manufacturing, when every thing wore out in a few years and needed replacing. Why? It makes far more sense to produce items to last and maintain. Spare parts would be a much easier solution than new, new ,new.
We have heard of incenerators more and more of late. no thank you. Would you want one in your back yard? I don,t think so.
A scientist spoke on radio Cornwall recently. did he feel he would like to live next door to one. I don’t think so.
We need to think recycle. we need to think ,do I really NEED THAT? or That.
What about the mobile phone industry, my goodness, they have to have the latest gadget or………….. It’s a phone for bl…….Sake. It has a very important role in our modern world. To contact someone when needed. Is it really needed for idle chit chat? why not pop in and see your friend or loved one and have a nice cup of tea. Does’nt cost much, does it?
The phones are piling up in the world,where are they all going?
My other was heard to say one day, So many methods of communication yet still so many lonely people in the world. How true.
Back to rubbish. i sat in horror as a recent programme on the T.V hit my front room. The poor Albatros is not able to bring it’s young birds to maturity as the rubbish that is floating on the sea is unwittingly fed to the baby birds by it’s parents. this has a devastating effect as the stomach is filled by pieces of plastic ,so food cannot get into the birds system to give it full strength to fly. How sad is that?
This is rubbish floating on the sea thae parent birds mistake for food. They know no better as the sea has for thousands of years fed them. thjey do not know that the plastic pieces of, childrens tos,lighters,golf balls, plastic bags,and much more are not food. The consequence is devastating. they die an awful sad death of starvation as they cannot get to fly and the young woman in the documentry showed us the remains of hundreds of birds that had suffered and died and left behind the plastic that had killed them. It does not end there. Many animals and marine life is falling foul to this destruction. Will we stop when we cannot eat as the fish and birds are no longer there and the planet is so pulluted that we struggle to survive. i hope not. Please lets sit up and take note of these happenings NOW.Could our scientisst be the first to help us creat packaging that diintergrates when it is no longer needed,and put into the compost heap. maybe we could all pick up litter we see ,with particular attention to our beaches,land and sea. It may get people off the dull ques and into work. Keeping us litter free. we have to start somewhere. Please dont drop that piece of paper on the floor ot beer can. take it home and dipose of it carefully and with responsibilty.
Lets think about putting a stop to the throw away culture and be more serious of our needs. I wonder who would make their first million finding a sulution to the litter problem. I know I would bless them.