I noticed that Tesco have a new label on their "everyday" oats. They are now called "Growers Harvest" with the declaration that they are farm grown.
I wonder where the others were grown. In the town centres perhaps?
Maybe they will use the soon to be empty House of Fraser sites and go back to the old label.
I am so happy that I am not a Recycling Collector.
It is "bin day" in the Amman Valley and as I walk the dogs I look around me.
I see the black Glass recycling bins, many are full of half empty jars frequently with visible mould growth.
I do not buy jars of sauces, but if I did I would want to get every last drop out. Scraping with my very narrow spatula or a little rinse with some hot water.
Even at the low price end of 80p or so a jar that is a big loss.
One bin had a very carefully drained pickled onion jar, again almost half full. It was quite a large jar as well.
Food waste bins are provided and many properties have 2 or 3 full to the brim with the lids gaping open. Bread and pizza seem to be the main waste.
Cardboard waste containers filled with ready meal sleeves, lots of pizza boxes and reams of Amazon packaging.
At least the plastic waste bags are well used.
I am not sure where this was going but it all strikes me as topical.
I saw a recent program on the telly about labelling things to give the consumer the wrong idea. Hinting that the ready meal is super healthy and so on.
Plastic waste is the thought of the day for what seems like every nation on earth.
I am glad that Wales is working hard to keep as much as possible from landfill.
Drive along almost any road and there is litter of all sorts strewn about our countryside. Many town streets have a similar array of discarded containers and wrappers. Not to mention the grey slabs of chewing gum and flattened cigarette buts that adorn every pavement.
We seem to have become a nation of litter louts.
Then there are the "fly tippers". The mentality is that "someone will take it away". Of course they will, either the landowner will, or much more likely the local council, and the tax payer picks up the bill. Ask not why the council tax rises every year.
There is a marvellous recycling and waste site near to us. There is also a proliferation of fly tipping. Stupid laziness or lazy stupidity?
The 500 word children,s essay competition has just finished and one of the words this year was plastic. Chris Evans deserves a pat on the back for getting that off the ground, and for staying involved.
Now I think I will get off my soap box and finish my cuppa, the ironing awaits. Most of my clothes are Me Made, nearly all are 100% cotton and every last item needs ironing. I do not particularly like the job but like the finished result.
As the saying goes... There's no gain without pain.
It doesn't hurt really, just makes my toes curl up a little.