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Topic: Re:Re:Re: China's Green Fence
Posted by: Philippa Bond
Date/Time: 25/04/15 22:05:00

I can't understand given all the work that has gone into a progressing towards a circular economy where the waste that we make is used as a resource with all the expensive new technology for sorting and new facilities being built that we still have people who stick their heads in the sand and pretend that it is difficult to do the little sorting that they are asked to do. 

Unless we keep the pressure up on the supermarkets and manufacturers to keep packaging to the minimum and the necessary - there are packaging regulations and there are an interesting number of companies that fall foul of them and are fined - there is a likelihood that innovation and progress in this area will slow down and stagnate. 

If your food is overpackaged at the supermarket or elsewhere - complain and leave your packaging behind for them to dispose of in their commercial waste contract.

I remember buying strawberries from Berwick Street market many years ago when they were scooped into a paper bag to take home and won't be doing that again but in general the answer is to:  Buy naked!

There are interesting case studies on the WRAP website
(including trials regarding different plastics):
http://www.wrap.org.uk/

Our grandparents wouldn't have wasted as much food as we do now.  So why do we think that it is acceptable now?


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Wheelie Bins To Be Welcomed and a Third of Our Waste ends up in China Anyway22/04/15 20:33:00 Tony Buchanan
   Re:Wheelie Bins To Be Welcomed and a Third of Our Waste ends up in China Anyway22/04/15 20:39:00 Apple Leiper
      Re:Re:Wheelie Bins To Be Welcomed and a Third of Our Waste ends up in China Anyway22/04/15 20:54:00 Claire Moran
         Re:Re:Re:Wheelie Bins To Be Welcomed and a Third of Our Waste ends up in China Anyway22/04/15 21:06:00 Julian Pavey
   Re:Wheelie Bins To Be Welcomed and a Third of Our Waste ends up in China Anyway22/04/15 21:03:00 Andy Pease
      Re:Re:Wheelie Bins To Be Welcomed and a Third of Our Waste ends up in China Anyway22/04/15 21:57:00 Viv Griffiths
         Re:Re:Re:Wheelie Bins To Be Welcomed and a Third of Our Waste ends up in China Anyway22/04/15 22:30:00 Apple Leiper
         Re:Re:Re:Wheelie Bins To Be Welcomed and a Third of Our Waste ends up in China Anyway23/04/15 08:17:00 Andy Pease
   Re:Wheelie Bins To Be Welcomed and a Third of Our Waste ends up in China Anyway22/04/15 22:44:00 Anne England
   Re:Wheelie Bins To Be Welcomed and a Third of Our Waste ends up in China Anyway23/04/15 00:22:00 Rima Jones
      Re:Re:Wheelie Bins To Be Welcomed and a Third of Our Waste ends up in China Anyway24/04/15 20:52:00 Philippa Bond
         Re: China's Green Fence24/04/15 22:33:00 Philippa Bond
            Re:Re: China's Green Fence24/04/15 23:21:00 Rima Jones
               Re:Re:Re: China's Green Fence25/04/15 22:05:00 Philippa Bond
                  Re: Recyclability by Design26/04/15 00:40:00 Philippa Bond
                     Re:Re: Recyclability by Design26/04/15 12:08:00 Rima Jones
                        Re:Re: Take Your Own Bag Shopping26/04/15 19:38:00 Philippa Bond
                           Re:Re:Re: Take Your Own Bag Shopping27/04/15 16:11:00 Tony Buchanan
                              Re:Re:Re:Re: Take Your Own Bag Shopping27/04/15 19:53:00 Rima Jones

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