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Don't be a waster!
Member Name: Absy_Baby
Advantages: Keep the planet tidy and healthy.
Disadvantages: Bad attitudes and lack of planning.
I would like to point out before you read this, this review is about waste disposal and management and what I think about them.
I have strong views on litter / waste disposal. As a child my father always taught my sister and I that we should throw all rubbish away in a bin. I mean let's be honest; it isn't like you are ever that far away from one.
We were also brought up knowing and learning to respect our surroundings, be aware of people and wildlife and not to be selfish.
Since the days of being a child myself when my sister and I used to do litter picking in our street and made a conscious effort to tell all our friends about why throwing litter on the floor was bad for the environment, things have come a long way.
Nowadays we have recycling, black bins, green bins, black boxes, blue boxes, we have it all, and that is just at home. At the supermarkets and even the dump now, you have to separate all rubbish and recycle it in to different categories. I am all for this, and am happy that my local council has taken recycling and waste disposal seriously. However with anything there is always both positive and negative things.
I have listed what I view as both positive and negatives things that have come from this recycling and updated waste management plan by my local council (I would tell you who but I don't want to name and perhaps shame).
Waste being reused rather than thrown in a land fill.
Less waste causing pollution.
A healthier atmosphere.
Less impact on the environment, like the glaciers and animals around the planet.
Cutting our carbon footprint.
Using less trees and other natural resources by reusing them again and again.
Workers are careless and untidy, often dropping items and leaving them on the street.
Wildlife get caught up in all types of litter, from eating it and dying to becoming dependant on it for food.
All these boxes and bins take up a lot of room.
Time consuming process separating all your waste in to recycling categories.
Planning is always behind and what we needed 10 years ago is only being introduced now.
I'm sure there are more of each but I currently can't think of any, I will add to the above as and when I do, or feel free to comment your suggestions.
I think it is a shame that people have been forced to adopt this attitude rather than adapt to it naturally, we are the most clever species on the planet and yet we are the ones destroying it for not only future generations of our own species, but for all species that live here.
I think waste disposal should always be top of the agenda and planning should be continual to limit further damage to this planet.
We should really have taken on this attitude towards waste disposal years ago and are still behind many other European countries when it comes to waste and recycling but why isn't America being forced in to contributing more to lessen the carbon footprint of a country that has the most waste in the world.
I know this all costs money and in terms of politics and what people want to hear, this isn't always at the top, but it should be, yes you may care more about how much council tax you have to pay this year but what about the planet we live on? If we ruin it, none of the other stuff matters, none of us will be here!
The thing that annoys me mostly is if we all made the smallest of changes we would soon be on track to having a better planet. I can't stand it when I see kids throwing litter on the floor when less than a few metres away stands a wheelie bin. Or worse still when I'm in the car and see someone throw some litter out of the window, surely this is more hassle than actually leaving it in the car until you get out, and yes find a bin.
I honestly think schools should educate both children and parents in waste disposal and management, if parents aren't teaching children then teachers should, we need the next generation to care more than the current one.
Ignorance is not bliss from those of you who throw litter to those in power concentrating on inevitably less important things than waste management and planet management.
I know this review isn't solely based on waste disposal but I feel it is all interlinked.
Summary: Your waste affects OUR environment.