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I guess we all like to feel we are doing our bit by recycling and not chucking things away that can be reused or recycled. At least we do.

But personally I get quite annoyed seeing not only litter strewn about but so much recyclable materials just dropped into the general rubbish bins.
We take the trouble to bag all glass, plastics and cartons to take to the recycling bins in each village. But too many people can't be bothered and so often as we drop our kitchen waste into the household bin at the top of our lane we see heaps of bottles both glass and plastic. Grrrrrrrrr.

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During the summer months when cyclist and walkers are using the Dam by the river I have a bag and rubber gloves in my bumbag to collect other peoples rubbish, yes it is very annoying Ray, they can carry bottles and packets of sweets or other food when they are full, but it´s too much to carry them empty. Paper hankies are also often thrown away as well.
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When I was teaching Business Ethics, I used to do a poll of my students (aged 17-1 regarding their attitude to recycling and how green they were. Considering they are supposed to be the 'woke' generation, it was surprising that they would only rate themselves around 7 out of 10 in terms of this subject.

My son also rated himself around the same level (I taught him for 2 years) despite the fact that he had great examples at home as were are avid recyclers. When he used to clean his room out he would just dump all his detritus into a black bin bag! No attempt to sort the recycling out. He is 23 now and now he lives on his own I think he does recycle now.

We now live in the middle of nowhere but every so often around 4-5 miles up our country road , I see the discarded remains of a McDonalds meal: paper cup, lid and straw, burger carton etc. As the nearest McD's is in Carmarthen which is 18 miles from home, I figure it takes whomever is doing it, that long to eat it before they bung it out the window. Makes my p1ss boil it does!
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I've just taken up litter picking on my local walkway and yesterday faced a bit of a quandary. There was a glass bottle in the grass. I lifted it into my sack.

When I get to my destination I tie up the binbag n leave beside the bin (it's too big to fit in).

So, given that I've no intention of rustling thro the contents - which include disintegrating sacks of dog poo as well as other poo wrapped in napkins - should I have left the bottle where it was? Or left it where I did?

I've emailed the refuse dept to ask their advice.
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I've just taken up litter picking on my local walkway and yesterday faced a bit of a quandary. There was a glass bottle in the grass. I lifted it into my sack.

When I get to my destination I tie up the binbag n leave beside the bin (it's too big to fit in).

So, given that I've no intention of rustling thro the contents - which include disintegrating sacks of dog poo as well as other poo wrapped in napkins - should I have left the bottle where it was? Or left it where I did?

I've emailed the refuse dept to ask their advice.
I think you´re a star for doing what you are doing Jean.
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I am not sure that some of our population will ever get the message. This photo was taken in The Range car park which is 100yards away from McDonalds. Staff at The Range had to clear up.
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I, too, carry a bag on my dog walk. I go through two laybys. One is very deep, and so out of sight behind some trees, the other fairly shallow. The deep one used to be a bit of a dumping ground but there is no bin in it. We cleared it all up and continue to do so. Remarkably it is less of a problem than the one with the bin in it! Having litter picked it the other day I arrived to find the bin full up. I am sure that lorry drivers use it to clear out their cabs as it is never empty for more than a day. This layby then becomes full of cans and bottles and other detritus.

McDonalds have been asked many times to print their customer's car registration number on their packaging. Still waiting.

I am sure there is a shift of attitude when the young become responsible for themselves but they still leave a lot to be desired. Their consumption of plastic is awful.

What do others do that they consider "green" when going about their daily lives - I give a couple of examples and look forward to learning lots more.

I always try to buy glass bottles of things like tomato ketchup and salad cream. They can be stored in the cupboard rather than taking up fridge space too.
I try not to by man made fibres for my clothing. Cotton for summer wear and pure wool for winter wear.
I try not to run the hot tap too often as it has a long run to the sink.
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Our hot water takes an inordinate amount of time to come through as well Pat. Our combi boiler is in the garage so the water has to move some 20-25m or so to get to the kitchen. It does annoy me but the only alternative is boiling the kettle.
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Our hot water takes an inordinate amount of time to come through as well Pat. Our combi boiler is in the garage so the water has to move some 20-25m or so to get to the kitchen. It does annoy me but the only alternative is boiling the kettle.
I have instant hot water supplies to every tap, the timer can be set to when you need hot water the most just like central heating.

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