Waste Not! Want Not!… Recycling…The lies!

When I first started to write these posts I enjoyed it…I enjoy research finding out what is going on and all the wonderful innovative ways that many people are discovering, inventing to Save our lovely world…Because it is a beautiful World…

Also, man and their habits have an impact a huge impact…Our oceans in particular…But also peoples health from these dump sites and landfills…

I know I am not the only one who recycles and does what they can to help with the plastic situation which I think is equally as important as Climate Change.

Firstly during the last week, I read an article which stated that Malaysia was going to return waste to the countries of origin … Oh!

I then watched a programme on UK television Hugh and Anita…Where they have picked a street and are examing their waste to see firstly how much waste each household has and two how they can reduce their waste…This led down many paths and one such path was Hugh followed waste to Malaysia…The waste that was dumped…Just dumped not recycled is horrendous…I watched children bleeding from their noses…Yep, the waste is sometimes just burned where it is…No thought as to who is breathing in the toxic fumes or the fact that those same fumes are going into the atmosphere…I am sure if you know me you can imagine what I was saying to the TV screen…

Hugh collected plastic waste with company names on and took back to the UK…He went and showed Michael Gove one of the candidates for the role of Prime Minister for the UK…he looked delighted to see it…(sarcasm)


Australia… Yep, the Australian government is no better…

I have singled out the Uk and Australia…I could have written a post a mile long as they are not the only ones there is Canada and the US…But it is the same story…Echoed around the world…What our governments are doing with our carefully recycled waste…

We are all being duped into recycling like good citizens and what are our governments doing with that waste…NOT what we think they are doing and certainly not being responsible…

I think it is time we spoke up either in person or write a letter or email…I will most certainly be doing that…

I also think that all that money being spent on shipping and containers would be well spent on recycling in the home countries. Because I am sure that over a period of time those costs are substantial.

The Good News...

The Australian Conservation Foundation has succeeded in its appeal against the government’s assessment of Adani’s north Galilee water scheme, with the federal government admitting it failed to properly consider public responses to the proposal and even lost some submissions.

Let’s hope there will be good news on the recycling front around the world and if you get the opportunity to watch Hugh and Anita I downloaded it from utorrent…But if you can access the BBC  iplayer you could watch it that way it has some great tips on recycling…

Next week there will be lots of good news stories…Thank you for reading and I hope every chance you get you will spread the word on the real truth about recycling…Thank you xx

About Carol Taylor:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

The environment is also something I am passionate about and there will be more on this on my blog this year

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

More and more of my blogging friends have joined me on MeWe…A social media site which is fairly new and which promises much without the restrictions some other social media sites are choosing to impose on many of us…Join me if you will on  mewe.com/i/caroltaylor3 

Carol is a contributor to the Phuket Island Writers Anthology: https://www.amazon.com/Phuket-Island-Writers-Anthology-Stories-ebook/dp/B00RU5IYNS

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Blog: https://carolcooks2.com/

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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all are having a great week and a creative one xx


13 thoughts on “Waste Not! Want Not!… Recycling…The lies!

  1. Pingback: CarolCooks2…Weekly Roundup…B12, 5G, Plastic, Recycling, Recipes and more… | Retired? No one told me!

  2. Suzanne

    Hi Carol, yes recycling is a joke over here in Australia. Victoria, the State I live in is one of the worst. China stopped taking our recycling early this year because it was contaminated. You can’t blame them – dirty cans, food still in jars, who knows what else! Since then the garbage collectors kept up the pretense and did kerb side collections only to dump the stuff in huge warehouses. A couple of terrible fires in such warehouses alerted us to what was going on. Since then we still put out our recycling bins knowing full well that it’s probably going to landfill – sometimes driven thousands of kilometers to other States with more relaxed laws about landfill sites! There is a Government enquiry going on but nothing real seems to be happening. It’s ridiculous. The adjourning State, South Australia has had system of giving a 5c refund on drinking bottles and cans for at least the past 40 years. Why we can’t have a system like here is beyond comprehension.
    Meanwhile some people are stockpiling their recycling. There are some groups that collect plastic bread tags to melt the plastic down in machines and make things like bowls and doorknobs. Most of us who are aware of the situation are trying to cut down on our plastic waste but it’s impossible really – everything comes packaged in plastic, cardboard etc.
    Sorry to rave at you but it’s a subject I can get very stressed about. I hope things are better where you live.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      That’s ok feel free to have a rant, Suzanne everyone should know what is going on..It is dreadful I did read that Australia was one of the worst..so sad that your beautiful country is obviously not on the governments list of priorities. Recycling is in its early stages here…I live in Thailand..Packaging is getting loads better and natural packaging is used by many shops or goods are just sold loose and put in paper bags.


      1. Suzanne

        Yes Australia is a strange country at present. The Capitalist dollar is king so it’s anything to make a buck most of the time. Meanwhile we do what we can in our own homes and in our own lives. Thailand sounds idyllic in many ways. How nice to be able to buy what you need in markets where stuff is sold loose.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      It bothers me, Sheryl each country should be responsible for their own waste even if they ensure company’s take responsibilty for the plastic they produce 🙂


  3. joylennick

    It’s so helpful for more people to be aware and to ACT where they can. The problem is SO HUGE, it’s frightening. You can only hope that more Governments take heed. A big thank you, Carol. Hugs xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      You know me Joy…I really think it is a massive problem and everyone needs to be aware…I hope and pray governments get their act together and fast…Hugs xx


  4. johnrieber

    Another powerful story…I may have told you I have a book called “Junkyard Planet” – and talks about waste and recycling around the world…they key is to make it financially viable to recycle…economics will drive this agenda faster than anything else!

    Liked by 1 person


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