Monday, 11 June 2018
After the shocking revelation that we are killing marine life by polluting the oceans with plastic I have been spurred into action. I do recycle as a matter of routine but wondered if I am letting some things slip into the normal bin by mistake. As I have said in the past, we have a communal recycling and refuse area and I have lost count of the number of times I have retrieved glass and plastics from the bin (other people's) and placed it into the proper recycling bin. I have been spending a little extra time each day checking everything before I put it into the proper receptacle. I keep a carrier bag (plastic, unfortunately, but I will use it until it falls apart) by the back door in the kitchen for recycling and a pedal bin for everything else. I rinse out containers in the last of the washing up water before putting them in the recycling too. Since being more diligent I have noticed that I can fill the recycling bag in just a day, which is more than scary. There are just two of us most days so where does it all come from? 75% of the recycling seems to be plastic of one sort or another. I know that it's a faff but we desperately need to do something to reduce our use of plastics. We can't carry on regardless and hope that someone else sorts it out! Canvas bags are used for our shopping so I need to try to buy less stuff encased in plastic. A lot of plastic wrapping cannot be recycled and I do use cling film...another issue for me to address I think.
I know some bloggers began to do without plastic completely but I've lost them in blogger ether so don't know if they managed to do it. Are you cutting back on plastic? Have you managed to cut out cling film? What changes are you making?
On a lighter note, we bought raffle tickets at the church when we went to the Art & Craft exhibition and today we had a visit from 2 lovely ladies from the church as we have won a prize. Anyone remember this?.....
In my youth I was introduced to the delights of a drink called Snowball. Advocaat with ice, topped up with lemonade and a cherry on a cocktail stick. Happy days! :) It will be passed on to DD as a treat.
The craft fair on Saturday was a bit of a flop :( If we had a dozen people through the door we were lucky. After the cost of the table I was £4 in profit. I really need to find another venue as my challenge is really not working for me :/
Ah well, it's a beautiful warm, sunny day today so I refuse to be downhearted. Onwards and upwards!
Take care everyone xx
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