By Nick Joy

Fish Farmer - - Contents - BY NICK JOY

WHEN I was a young man­ager I was called to a site where two mem­bers of staff had ap­par­ently come to blows. When I ar­rived, the two men were sit­ting in the bothy, chat­ting and not look­ing as though there had been any at how un­like the Hol­ly­wood ver­sion they are and how few blows are landed.)

Any­way, on dis­cussing the mat­ter with them and var­i­ous other wit­ness bags, and af­ter each de­liv­ery they gath­ered up all the bags, rolling them tight into an­other bag to stop the pos­si­bil­ity of re­leas­ing them.

At lunch, one guy ate a packet of crisps and threw the bag into the morn­ing pack­ing bags to stop plas­tic go­ing into the sea, why did you just do that?’

want with it!’ – enough to pro­voke the other man, who said a few rude

else should do. My wife and I spent a good bit of time one week­end re­cently clean­ing up the rub­bish left be­hind by campers at our lo­cal beauty spot.

By rub­bish I mean tents, burnt chairs and other var­i­ous bits left in open sight. I will not go into the worst as­pect of it, but it was a good

I bet they would have com­plained a lot if they had ar­rived oth­ers should do.

time a storm passes through we are left with piles of plas­tic bot­tles, and ev­ery other form that plas­tic can be made into.We have cleaned it up and cleaned the beaches only to watch an­other storm bring a new de­liv­ery.

But I think we have an im­por­tant tale to tell as an in­dus­try that has in the in­dus­try now.We do use tote bags and I am not sure if they are re­cy­cled, but I doubt that many of them end up in the sea. I have seen a

al­ter­na­tives, and if you add the pack­ag­ing, then we, like many other foods, de­ploy a very large amount of plas­tic.

It is time we spent a con­cen­trated ef­fort on this as, un­like agri­cul­ture, what­ever plas­tic we use will come back to haunt us in the form of mi to avoid the dam­age.

I was once tak­ing a cus­tomer, who hap­pened to be an ar­dent en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist, for a walk near our sites in Suther­land.We were walk­ing in name put on to our bags.

were re­spon­si­ble. In this way, we were ac­cept­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity for dis­pos­ing of our own rub­bish.

Imag­ine my hor­ror when I looked over her shoul­der and saw one of our poly­styrene name and logo printed on the side. It must have I had never seen one lost be­fore or since, it

As farm­ers, in­di­vid­u­als and cit­i­zens we need to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for the waste we cre­ate. and new pack­ag­ing on the shelves.

We need to spon­sor re­search into bet­ter pack­ag­ing and en­cour­age our cus­tomers to re­cip­i­ents of the world’s mis­takes.

I need hardly point out the ef­fect of PCBs - leased into the at­mos­phere by burn­ing plas­tics but the peo­ple who did it didn’t see an ef­fect in their mar­ket. If we want bet­ter be­hav­iour this time then we must start en­cour­ag­ing it our

selves.

We need to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for the waste we cre­ate

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