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    Melissa

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    Two-thirds of plastic food pots unrecyclable

    Post  Melissa on Sat 04 Aug 2018, 21:07

    Saturday 4 August 2018
    Plastic food pots and trays are often unrecyclable, say councils

    Most of the plastic food containers that householders wash out after use and put in the recycling bin cannot actually be recycled, it has emerged.


    The Local Government Association says that only a third can be recycled. The rest get sent to landfill.

    The LGA wants plastics manufacturers to work with councils to prevent materials that limit recycling entering the system in the first place.

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    Re: Two-thirds of plastic food pots unrecyclable

    Post  George on Sun 05 Aug 2018, 11:47

    One of the offices I visit each day in my job as a born-again sandwich salesman is that of Greenpeace, Canonbury Villas. They will not buy salads because these are packed in plastic containers – stuff those eco-fanatics will never be convinced is anything but damaging to the environment.



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    Post  Ian on Tue 14 Aug 2018, 20:58

    I remember the sinking of the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior in 1985.

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    Post  Michael on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 05:39

    “I remember you-ooh,” sang Frank Ifield in 1962.
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    Post  George on Thu 16 Aug 2018, 21:26

    “Mi-i-ssissippi, I remember you,” sang Pussycat in 1975.



    Anyway, one of the people working in that Greenpeace office is someone I first met in 2013 or 2014 at The Mill, Coppermill Lane.



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    Post  Melissa on Fri 17 Aug 2018, 17:52

    George wrote:

    One of the offices I visit each day in my job as a born-again sandwich salesman is that of Greenpeace, Canonbury Villas. They will not buy salads because these are packed in plastic containers – stuff those eco-fanatics will never be convinced is anything but damaging to the environment.

    It seems they are taking the presence of any plastic on Earth really seriously.


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    Post  Vera on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 11:12

    I don’t like the way Greenpeace are going to extremes over some things. Extremism is bad, even if you think it’s for the good of the whole world. Always take the Middle Way.
    Wikipedia wrote:The Middle Way or Middle Path … is the term that Gautama Buddha used to describe the character of the Noble Eightfold Path he discovered that leads to liberation.

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    Post  Michael on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 11:24

    In one episode of South Park, God reveals that he always takes the “Middle Ground” – because he’s a Buddhist! Laughing


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    Post  Harald on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 11:36

    And according to a story in the i today, we should opt for the middle path in our diet, eating neither too much nor too little carbohydrate, if we want to live a long life.

    A study which found consuming a diet that is either very high or very low in carbohydrates is associated with a shorter life expectancy has sparked the latest chapter in the on-going debate over healthy eating.

    A diet that includes carbohydrates in moderation seems to be optimal for health and living a long life, the research found.

    The story on p. 13, by the i’s health correspondent Paul Gallagher, is entitled Fresh row in carbs versus fat diet debate.
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    Post  George on Sat 18 Aug 2018, 12:19

    Friday 17 August 2018
    Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests

    A low-carb diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years, a study suggests.


    Low-carb diets, such as Atkins, have become increasingly popular for weight loss and have shown promise for lowering the risk of some illnesses.

    But a US study over 25 years indicates that moderate carb consumption – or switching meat for plant-based protein and fats – is healthier.

    Alex Therrien (health reporter) at BBC News


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    Post  Melissa on Sat 25 Aug 2018, 12:23

    Saturday 25 August 2018
    Plastic bag tax to be extended to EVERY shop

    The plastic bag charge is to be extended to every shop.


    Theresa May will announce the move next week – and consult on proposals to double the levy from 5p to 10p.

    The plans are designed to further reduce Britain’s reliance on the plastic poisoning our environment.

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    Post  Ian on Sat 25 Aug 2018, 13:40

    Another daily paper today his this headline:

    Price of a bag up to 10p in war on plastic

    “THE price of a carrier bag will double to 10p as part of a plan by Theresa May to escalate the war on plastic, The Daily Telegraph understands.” Or rather, the paper’s political correspondent Harry Yorke does.

    Why, as if we did not already have enough real wars in the world, do we need metaphorical ones like war on plastic, war on drugs, war on terror, etc?

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