Recycling and environmental news 21st Oct 2019…

Welcome to this weeks recycling and environmental news where I post about the good, the bad and the ugly…

This is so cool…some may say it might be a new whimsical destination for skiing, thanks to Copenhagen’s new power plant.

After 8 years of planning and building what maybe the first greenest power plant in the world opened its gates to the first paying skiers..

This is so cool and inspiring for the future …I love it!

I hope you watch and listen to this as it shows that something can be done without demonstrations and the upheaval of peoples everyday travel and life …For me if the people backing organisations like extinction rebellion backed projects like this…The sky is the limit…we can have clean power plants….

I can’t top that this week but as individuals we can make our own mark…We can make changes in our own homes and gardens…If we all made just one change just think what an impact that would have …. 

Christmas Crackers…


On the face of it they are pretty and some are absolutely fabulous …

But what are we left with?

After we have pulled the cracker, read the silly joke and put on the paper hat while wearing a silly grin…

Did you know?  

154,000,000 pieces of plastic crap will end up in landfill or our oceans from the UK alone…

What can you do…You just know I will have found a solution …Don’t you?

Have you any ideas for the Christmas table that can be made at home?

Sewer Gas Destructor Lamps… A reminder that gas build up has always been a problem…

London has one lamp left and the city of Sheffield has a few lamps still functioning…

If you want to know a little more about these sewer destructor lamps then click here

The iCat-90 is a 300-foot catamaran. Oceans United plans to begin trial runs in March 2020, and the first iCat-90 Skimmer is scheduled to leave port on April 22, 2020.

Oceans United plans to grow the fleet to five ships by 2024.

Their aim?…Plastic to fuel…

It is encouraging to see and read just how much is being done…

To give you a start here are 5 easy ways to start making your home plastic free…

  • Avoid plastic water bottles. There are 4,000 plastic bottles used every second. …
  • Bring a reusable grocery bag. …
  • Skip the plastic straws. …
  • Pack a litter-free lunch. …
  • Host an Eco-friendly birthday party.

How easy is that

That is all from me for this week I look forward to your comments…How are you helping the environment in your house and garden?


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 are now regular columns on my blog this year. It is important that we are mindful of the world we live in…We all need to be aware of our homes carbon footprints…where does our food come from? How far does it travel…Simple to do but if we all did it…Not only would we support local businesses but reduce our carbon footprint…

green foot prints eco system


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!

Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a creative week ahead xx


27 thoughts on “Recycling and environmental news 21st Oct 2019…

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  3. tidalscribe

    So much in this post I’ll peruse again tomorrow. We’re saving toilet rolls for Xmas crackers and my daughter says we can buy stuff from charity shops to put inside. One can knit or crochet any shape so woolly crackers?! I crocheted an Advent calendar last year and I’m making another one this year for little brother. I cut up old Xmas cards to make little pictures to pull out of the pockets then my daughter had the idea to write each day’s activity on the back.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Wow.. Go you… 🌟🌟🌟🌟 would you like to share the advent calendar I am sure everyone would love it. The crackers are a great idea especially using charity shops.. Circular recycling.. You are amazing I love the idea of the advent calendar.. Why not woolly crackers.. If you can bits of lace and ribbons from clothes at charity shop they could look better than anything you can buy even beads from old necklaces.. You have me thinking now… I am so impressed with your inguety 💕💕

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  4. Steve Tanham

    Great stuff, Carol. I particularly loved the Copenhagen ‘waste to energy plus skiing’ video! Such positive thinking and how wonderfully Scandinavian ‘can do’. I’ve started making eco bricks with waste plastic packaging and the like, but can’t find where to deliver them. Have you a collection network for these in Thailand? I’m not suggesting shipping them? I just wondered what infrastructure is in place elsewhere?

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      1. Steve Tanham

        It takes a bit of effort but recycles both the plastic milk bottle and the ‘thin plastic’ contents at one go. If you ram the contents (handle of long wooden spoon) into a compressed state the resulting bottle – which can take weeks to fill – can be used as an insulating brick in construction projects. A lady in South America came up with the project for rural local housing.

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      2. Steve Tanham

        I have some reservations about aspects of how climate change is being reported, but it’s worth acting cautiously, anyway, especially when it’s good ecology. Plastic is a no-brained and obviously something we need to all act on. 😎

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      3. CarolCooks2 Post author

        So do I Steve and it can get out of hand as we have been seeing…Denmark just quietly got on and did what they did and the outcome is fabulous…I agree there are things we all could and should do and plastic is one of them 🙂


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