COF­FEE IN PEACE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

I DO agree with parts of the let­ter in last week’s edi­tion about "whinge­ing and whin­ing" from ev­ery­one th­ese days.

It would be nice if it were a per­fect world with­out peo­ple hav­ing to do this, and in­stead were happy and grate­ful for all we have.

I do ob­ject though to the noise in cafes and restau­rants, with loud talk­ing, loud mu­sic, chil­dren scream­ing and phones ring­ing con­stantly.

Gone are the days when we could go to our favourite cof­fee shop, sit and en­joy a cup of cof­fee and maybe read a news­pa­per or mag­a­zine in peace and quiet­ness.

I now pre­fer to stay home and en­joy my morn­ing cof­fee in peace, with soft back­ground mu­sic in­stead of loud thump­ing mu­sic the shops are all in­tent on play­ing.

Maybe it is a sign of get­ting old. been as­so­ci­ated with con­tam­i­na­tion of the en­vi­ron­ment and ad­verse health ef­fects re­sult­ing in court cases in the United States.

To sug­gest that fake turf, whether plas­tic grass or soft-fall rub­ber, is a bet­ter ground cover than mulch, grass or other nat­u­ral plant-based ground cov­ers is ab­surd and un­sci­en­tific.

Lo­cal gov­ern­ment is right to dis­cour­age and even pre­vent fake turf used in our en­vi­ron­ment. This prod­uct will leave a toxic le­gacy that our so­ci­ety will re­gret in the fu­ture. JANE BREM­MER, Al­liance for a Clean En­vi­ron­ment Inc., Guild­ford.

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