Living without bags
SO I have been waiting for someone to do this and in the
Times letters last week there it was.
I feel the need to comment as I believe there are many more people doing the same.
Aaron Themoor of Cannonvale has run out of single use plastic bags for his bin and is saying he now buys ones that are less biodegradable.
Okay, so people still don’t get why the bags should never be used, they kill living things, simple.
It’s not hard to have a kitchen bin with no liner and wash it out each day when emptied into the wheelie bin. Under the hose for one second and it’s done.
Take a little time to do some simple practices like don’t put wet items in this bin, put wet items outside in the garden, compost or chook house. (People in units say this is too hard, but there is a way to do it in units as well).
Put all papers, cardboard, etc in a separate small bin to go outside into the yellow bin. Start saving your bottles now for the refund system and they will be recycled as well.
Some of the common things people say are” “I’m good, I don’t put my plastic in the sea or anywhere near the water.”
Well “news break”, plastic from the dump very often ends up in the sea via the wind, canefields whose water runs into a creek and then into the sea.
People who throw things out of the car or just drop them where they walk, the wind takes them to the creek and then into the sea.
Please, people, look at programs like the War on Waste and you will find the reason for the bag ban.
We can do a lot for our environment and our kids by using less plastic. We haven’t always had it and so can live without it now.
Pledge to take away one plastic item you are using each month.
Barb Adamson, Boomerang Bags Whitsunday co-ordinator