Tuesday, 12 June 2007
WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH!
From the G8 summit to the crap on the streets of the council estates across this green and unpleasant land. We are having the piss taken out of us. We pay and they profit. From the packaging of the product that could be sold without all the cardboard and plastic wrapping to the removal of all the rubbish. Council taxes keep rising but the services keep falling, fortnightly refuse collections and talk of paying for rubbish collection to encourage re-cycling. Re-packaging the packaging, I never asked for this. What was wrong with glass milk bottles? or the cardboard containers? why have we now got plastic ones? Ketchup bottles do we really need a choice of plastic squeezey ones or glass ones?, veg in plastic wrapping, why not use paper?, at least cardboard and paper are from natural renewable sources unlike plastic which is man made from oil, so surely in the long term it would be more environmental friendly not to use plastics for packaging and stick to paper, cardboard, glass, (or anything that is more biodegradable or easier to recycle) after all that was what was used in the past before 'manufacturing progress.' Talking of progress or to be more precise capitalist progress countries like China with their developing economies are pumping the atmosphere full of shit so that we in the west can enjoy the benefits of their cheap products. The G8 can have as many treaties and make as many promises as they like but it's all a load of shit if there is no real change. While some profit others perish, just look at the effect climate change is having on some of the poorest nations in the world. From the producer to the retailer to the consumer, we are all responsible we all need to act and do what ever we can to preserve the planet. From Molotov's in Rostock to dumping your unwanted packaging outside ASDA, Tescos or Salisbury's, it's time to act. But please recycle what you can before it's too late, if it aint already. I'm gonna end this rant in a minute, just a couple of things to add where I live we've got recycling bins for cans, paper and glass which get filled up regularly, well all except the glass one. It would make more sense to have one for plastics rather than glass, as that is one of the most used packing's and the only recycling place for plastic is a car drive away.(more shit going into the atmosphere) Like I said before; Producer, Retailer and consumer we are all responsible and long term we are all gonna pay, but in the short term who is really gonna be paying? well it wont be the producers 'cos the G8 will see that they're all right.