Chelsea Transfer Target
Apr 24, 2012, 5:33 PM
Batteries – our Sainsbury's has a bin for these, though I don't know about other supermarkets in our area. Have a look in yours.
Recycling in general:
All we are doing in this farce is sorting some of our rubbish for our local authorities. How much is truly recycled and how much still ends up in landfill somewhere in the world? You could write a 20,000 word dissertation on the subject and only scratch the surface. So many different schemes around the country – some want more sorting of 'recyclables' than others to ensure that companies who buy the product have 'clean' waste. And how much of Britain's waste comes from our homes? It's quite a low proportion AFAIK: 10-20% maybe. The rest is commercial and industrial.
I am not knocking the practice because I am appalled by our wasteful habits. In the late 80s, the small company that I worked for moved offices and at the same time replaced all of its ageing PC and printers, along with various other electrical items that were dead (heaters, kettles, a microwave), along with some fairly tired furniture. We could not find anyone to take any items away and dispose of them properly, not even a scrap metal dealer (too small a load). Things are better now but could be much better still and too many people still have a couldn't care less approach.
And then there's...no I'd better stop there else I'd still be going at 10pm.
Why are some people drawn to dumping furniture in watercourses?
(This post was edited by Mr. T on Apr 24, 2012, 5:39 PM)