Happy New year to every living creature on the face of the planet.
Let’s hope that the year ahead is one of further understanding concerning the issues centred around the generation and creation of waste.
May it be a year when we learn to think a little (or a lot) before we act.
Everything we do, every minute, of every day, has an impact upon our planet.
In the year ahead, let’s not stop doing things – That would be booring!
Let’s just try to have a little think before we do them. It can take a little getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, you will be tranformed into a person with power you never realised you had. You will become EMPOWERED!
Just ask yourself…”how can I do what I am doing (or about to do) a little more lightly?” Do I need to take the car? Do I need to boil the kettle? Do I need to buy that water? Can I re use that container? Can I buy the ‘one’ that dosen’t require batteries?
Does it matter? – You tell me!!! Take a close look at the photo above…now multiply this by 8 million each and every week (and this is just wheelie bins!).
Have a great year, and if you need to talk rubbish…I’ll be right here! (hey, that rhymes!)
A friend has helped me create the image above. You can see it down on the right hand sidebar.
This little image can be pasted into any website to become a link to the wasteman website.
You need to be able to cut and paste some code into your website or blog which apparently isn’t hard to do if you know what you are doing – funny about that! The code can be found on the page titled ‘ friend of wasteman’ right here on this blog.
Pasting the above little ‘linking image’ onto your website could be one of the single most rewarding things you ever do. People who visit your site, and see that you are ‘a friend of wasteman’, will want to be your friend as well…and that could mean all sorts of strange and wonderful openings, of all sorts of strange and wonderful doors. Opportunities beyond your wildest dreams! Go for it!
Remember, believing is seeing!
I found this water station in a doctors waiting room just the other day (apologies for the lousy photo).
I can’t tell you where it is because this is ‘the’ source of unlimited water. That’s right- water forever!! Who would have ever thought.
Well, what do you know!
After finally receiving some return information it appears that the LID, and not the CUP, is the recyclable part of the take away coffee cup.Who would have ever thought!
Apparently, the cups are sealed with a plastic polymer that upon processing is hard to extract from the paper.
So my guess is that very few, if any, take away coffee cups are recycled.
The next question is obviously…how many take away coffee cups do we use? Don’t worry! I’m onto it.
Just imagine if we all rode around on bright pink vespas. Ahhh! What a wonderful world it would be!
wasteman over &over
About the link I left on the last post…FORGET IT!!
It’s only for The USA.
So I went to the apple Australia website and do you know what? I’ll call them instead!
I can fully understand why it is that people get so frustrated that they just give up and throw their old stuff away. It’s just so much easier than fighting.
Wish me luck. I’m fighting for all of you.
Three years ago I bought an apple iPod shuffle (see above). I bought it brand new and have been using it primarily to learn a language. It’s been fantastic! I used to always marvel at it’s simplicity. No moving parts. Nothing can go wrong I thought… WRONG!
Recently I began to notice that my ipod shuffle was not re-charging properly. I took the unit into an apple store and almost on cue I heard those words that just send a shudder of frustration right through me. You know the ones:
“I’m sorry sir but it would be cheaper to by a new one.”
Well you bunch of apples…I can’t just throw my ipod in the bin, and what I want to know is, what are you prepared to do about it?
Here is a page I have found on the apple website.
I’m going to give it a go.
The problem I have with this however, is that you never really know what will happen to your old ipod. By sending your old electronic equipment back to a ‘recycling scheme somewhere’, we, the consumers are not recycling. We are merely sending our ‘stuff’ somewhere else, and the manufacturers think that this is going to help soften the guilt.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…recycling is a wan#$k!!! It’s an excuse to produce and consume more!
What on earth can go wrong with a machine that has absolutely no moving parts and consumes about as much power as an ant on a holiday??
to be continued…
I wrote a post a while back concerning the FLEXICAR comapany. Have a look at what Boz the anti-hero has gone and done. We’re just so proud of you Boz!
If you’re out there and you happen to see this post why not send me an email. I’d love to have a chat with someone who has little or no respect for anyone other than themselves
Christmas must be approaching. Junk mail volume is on the up!
This is a photograph of the junk mail collected in my office letterbox in one day.
Does this type of advertising actually work? I shudder to think of the volume of waste generated by this cheap, nasty and tacky form of advertising. I never asked for any of it. I wonder if I could press charges?
I’ll get back to you on that one.
Yesterday I sent an email to VISY with a question relating to take away coffee cups. I’d better hear back otherwise I’ll get really upset.
I’d hate to think how many take away coffee cups are thrown away every day. The cups are made from paper (unless of course you happen to come across a polystyrene one- YUK!), but the lids are made from plastic. I tried to find the plastic recycling code on the lid but couldn’t find one – unusual!
Anyway what I want to know is this…Does the fact that the cup and the lid are made from two different materials make this product difficult to recycle? My guess is yes.
When I find out, you’ll be the first to know.