I looked at my neighbours disbelieving that they even thought about where the bins could go. They live in houses with gardens. I then asked then if they took their recyclables to the recycle centres. The answer was a mixture of no and sometimes. I reminded them that we are one of the worst boroughs for recycling, in fact we have only managed to increase our recycling habits to 27%. The UK itself only recycles about 33% of its entire waste. As a 1st world nation we have poor, lazy attitudes.
All paused to reconsider their whinges. Then one lady retorted, "I know of a family who live in a borough where they have to recycle their food waste, they say they suffer from maggots during summer". I responded, "I also have relatives who live in a similar borough, they wrap their food in paper and have never had a maggot problem. Perhaps rather than be against the whole idea, let's support it and work thru any issues that might arise"
What would I have to do in order to reduce my waste?
Shop Bought Goods
- Buy goods that will not have packaging that needs to be landfilled
- Buy good that will have packaging that can be reused or recycled
- Buy goods that will have packaging that is recycled and can be reused and recycled
- Grow your own veggies
So I wonder.....if we could all put in effort to reduce our waste by at least 80% what a different world this would be.