RUBBISH INNER CITY
IT JUST TAKES A MINUTE TO BAG IT AND BIN IT
Just a brief post for now – but got loads lined up in drafts – so will be sending a barrage your way soon.
First up – this picture illustrates myself. I am a rubbish blogger. I have neglected you for too long. I am sorry.
BRIGHTON’S BIN MEN ON STRIKE
Moving on, took this on the morning of the first day of the recent strike in our fair city at the start of November. (more info on the Argus website here).
I wasn’t that interested in the strike to be fair – maybe they had a good reason. Maybe they didn’t. Happens so regularly kind of don’t pay attention any more (is that bad?).
What did interest me was the scene above. It was the first day of the strike and this was the amount of rubbish left at one recycling point at Preston Park at 8am in the morning. Thats just insane. More than being annoyed about a strike – we should be disturbed at the amount of rubbish that amounts in such a small amount of time.
I cannot believe in today’s climate (forgive the play on words) – when the enviroment is such a concern, how little people seem to care. Despite all the evidence, publicity and chat – people are too lazy to try and actively reduce the amount of waste they produce.
For me, the strike made me question our policy towards waste, rather than get upperty about the workers striking. Personally I think we should start penalising people who don’t recycle. Penalising people who produce more than an acceptable amount of waste and start to introcude a tough stance on people who just don’t care of bother.
Still – little chance that will happen as the government and most political parties are too scared to ever make a significant stance on anything as they are too pre-occupied with trying to please everyone.
Bollocks to pleasing everyone – some people are just wrong and those who make no effort to protect the planet are high on that list.
RUBBISH IN A CITY MAKES A RUBBISH INNER CITY
This was the recent slogan of a campaign to stop a recycling plant being built at the old meat market in Hollingbury, Brighton. The slogan was a bit naff and the whole campaign was plain stupid – but thought their slogan was appropriate in a way. Rubbish in a city does make a rubbish inner city – but not due to strikes or building recycling plants – but because individuals refuse to take personal responsibility for their actions.