The latest news on the environment and recycling…19th August 2019…

Monday…The start of another week …I have lots of good news for you this week and I am sure I can find someone to go into the Naughty Corner…and if they clean up their act and get it together I may even promote them at some point but they will have to prove they are worthy of a mention… 

There is much in the news lately about travel…About people who are talking about the enviroment quite publicly but are totting up those carbon footprints by their means of travel…

green foot prints eco system

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think about how you travel? But are a zealous recycler…How many of you have changed your mode of travel?

We have no car now…We travel by bus or walk…However, if I am taking a trip I generally go by plane…short journeys of about 1 and a half hours…Could I go by bus or train? I could…Would I consider the bus or train…I am considering the train…The buses are another story…The record for safe travel by bus is not good…here…

We could improve we are getting better so I really need to try harder…How about you?

train station

Image by victorsnk from Pixabay

Back to what are your thoughts do you think if we address carbon emissions in other ways that will work? Electric cars seem to be something which seems to be a viable option and more people are changing…

This post on train travel gives some great options…Click here…

What about planes are there plans afoot to reduce their carbon footprints ? would that raise fares? This is an interesting article on how if you have to fly you can reduce your carbon footprint and also it talks about ” Offsets” something I haven’t heard of before but it sounds interesting and something that all these frequent flyers and the jet-set could adopt or maybe they already do???

Zero waste in the home… How many of you can claim that title…I can’t… I try my best but am not yet completely Zero waste-free in my home…Are you?

Anne Marie has some brilliant ideas as to how we can go zero waste in 31 days…Please pop over and say hello and check out her ideas…

Can we help reduce greenhouse emissions with our food…?

That wedding breakfast last week…was an awesome way to show how waste food and food past its sell-by day can still be used and make some fantastic dishes which could grace any table as this wedding feast showed…

There are many similar schemes popping up all over the place…The rise of not-for-profit “pay-what-you-like” projects in the UK, which have been set up either to help people struggling to put a meal on the table or for environmental reasons.

It does, however, leave me asking how much waste food do we produce??? 

Or can an intelligent bin cut food waste…

The bin reads how much food you are wasting…

I think we all know that cows are a big source of Methane gas …Scientists now have discovered how to turn CO2 into oxygen…


The naughty Corner…

China (Coal)

China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, and it shows in the results of the investigation by the CDP. According to the report, the coal industry in China was responsible for 14.32 % of the world’s GHG emissions.

What is China doing…China has already set out a target of ensuring its still-growing emissions peak by 2030, a target experts say should be met. Which means the highest point will have been reached and emissions will begin to fall.

However, Keohane vice president at the Environmental Defense Fund, a US-based environmental group. said the new emissions trading system could allow that peaking – essential if the world is to remain within the goals of the Paris agreement, to hold temperature rises to no more than 2 degrees C – Peaking could take place years earlier.

Thank you for reading this post I hope there was something that piqued your interest if you liked it please share or reblog, Thank you xx

About Carol:

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 to have to improve our health and wellbeing.

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!

Carol is a contributor to the Phuket Island Writers Anthology

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13 thoughts on “The latest news on the environment and recycling…19th August 2019…

  1. Pingback: CarolCooks2…Weekly Roundup…Jalapeno rolls, Environmental travel, East meets West and much more… | Retired? No one told me!

  2. lievelee

    I looked into using trains for travelling within Europe. However, flying was much cheaper… The sad thing is that public transport is more expensive than flying, add to it the cost of accommodation en-route… But in the UK I don’t have a car and use public transport or walk.. Not possible though if I were to live in a more remote area… I do my bit where I can!!


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  3. petespringerauthor

    I have two vehicles. My primary vehicle is a hybrid, which means it runs partly on gasoline and electricity. It is the first vehicle that I’ve owned that gets better gas mileage in the city than on the highway. I don’t completely understand the technology, but the battery charges through regenerative braking.

    I recently purchased a truck because there are too many situations when we need to haul something. The vehicle runs on flex-fuel. That means it can run on gasoline or gasoline-ethanol blends of up to 85% ethanol (E85). Ethanol is becoming easier to find and burns cleaner.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I am impressed, Pete it is lovely to hear from someone who has changed their mode of transport …Also, thank you for the explanation of why these vehicles are worth changing to… maybe as technology changes and improve… a straight run on the motorway may become more cost-effective… Thank you for your input it is very valuable comment 🙂

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  4. tidalscribe

    There seems to be a conspiracy to blame cows for global warming; I can’t see that all their methane is as bad as diesel particles…confusion reigns once more. Would it be easier to tell everyone to do less of everything?Tax breaks or rewards for those without a car? Car sharing. Save your car trips for important missions. Food waste – good intentions are thwarted when you have toddlers visiting and food is strewn alll over the floor ( or all over the big plastic tablecloth you put on the floor! ) Is it food waste if seagulls and the worms in your compost bin eat it?


  5. johnrieber

    Great post as always…I have become fascinated by train travel – I understand that the quality of such a journey is wildly variable around the world, but I’m a fan of it to be sure!

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