Recycling and Climate Change…10th February 2020…Trees, wildlife Gardens and Whales…

Hello and welcome to this weeks news and views on Climate Change and recycling…Thank you for all your comments last week they were all valid concerns and I hope I went some way to answering those concerns it was lovely to have that two-way discussion going…Thank also to all of you who shared the post and spread the news and views. It seems the dog/cat beds were much liked a very good use for old tyres methinks…I love the idea of circular recycling and there are so many very innovative ideas around the world.


Like Noah who knew all those centuries ago the importance of saving the animals…Many animals and trees play such an important part in the health of our wonderful world that we need to heed the signs …organisations who are planting trees and more trees but yes we know why…Well, sort of…But do we really know to what extent? Do we really know the importance of trees? Here is a little video which I think is lovely and taught me things I wasn’t aware of…Enjoy!

Honey Bees and Bumblebees…There has been much in the news for quite a while now about how the Honeybee population is being decimated by the use of pesticides and insecticides…France has banned them…But still, around the world, they are being used…At what cost?

But what role do bumblebees play? They pollinate many wildflower species that birds and small mammals rely on for food. Although Honey bees are by far the species that are most often imported to field crops for pollination. … The bumblebees‘ longer tongue and wing vibrating tendencies make them more efficient pollinators for some plant species.


They also are endangered…

Their decline poses a grave risk to the ability of our species to feed itself. Crops including cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, vegetables, seed crops, strawberries, blueberries, cane berries, melons, and squash, are all pollinated by bumblebees.

butterfly and bee flower meadow

The famous Kings College chapel is transforming their beautiful lawns into a wildlife meadow

I mean how pretty will that look against such a fabulous backdrop and I am sure it will attract many species of flying insects…Thank you, Tori, for sending me this xx

It is not only Honeybees and Bumblebees we need to protect…It is something a tad bigger…Well, many times bigger…The Whale…


It was this comment from Scott(Doc) which alerted me to the value of the Whale and why we should be protecting them and not hunting them…Thank you, Scott x

Scott said...One whale takes 35 tons of Carbon Dioxide to the bottom of the ocean when it dies. But during its life, a whale removes 35 tons of CO2 from the world!!!

Save the whales, 1000 whales do as much as a forest!

Click this link to read more… 

From wildlife to plastic…

There is much being done around the world to ban single-use plastic…However, I do believe that we should be practising more circular recycling and instead of dumping it or sending abroad to go into landfill we should be repurposing it and there are many great ways of how we can reuse plastic…

Eco-bricks and plastic bottles are being used to build house and roads…Yes, roads which last far longer built using this method…Roads which last 10 times longer than those surfaced with  Asphalt …Pop over to Adele’s blog to read more.

Sleeping mats are very popular here in Asia and also with the homeless…Check out this lady who crotchets these mats from plastic bags…Thank you, John Rieber, for alerting me to this it is such a cool idea…x

From sleeping mats to plastic bottles and lovely colourful vertical gardens…


Just think if we all thought of just one idea which appeals to us…Think of all those bottles we are saving from going to landfill or into the sea…..With so many ideas and enthusiasm around the world to make a difference, we will save the world.

Thank you if you are still here and reading to the end…I look forward to your comments 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.

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 great week xx



25 thoughts on “Recycling and Climate Change…10th February 2020…Trees, wildlife Gardens and Whales…

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  2. johnrieber

    Carol, the creative team at Kelly’s Talk Show are so happy that you like what she is doing to help bring awareness to how we can all take steps to solve this crisis! Another great round up!

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      1. CarolCooks2 Post author

        Thank you so much,John I am happy to hear that…Ask her if she wants suscribe to my blog and leave a commentt that would so make my scrap that it would make my year…at my age I would take anything like that…haha…:) x

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  3. koolkosherkitchen

    Dear Carol, today Jewish people celebrate the New Year of the Trees, and I find it amazing that your wonderful post starts with trees!
    I also love the idea of surfacing roads with eco-bricks instead of asphalt; I think it’s pure genius.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Diana…There are many good things going on state by state and I think Trumps pulling out of the Paris Agreement backfired as the states are doing their thing regardless ..good for them I hopeful 🙂 x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Good point, Brigid painting with a brush would surfice just not quite so perfect and shiny or you could stick pretty shells or pebbles on the outside 🙂 How are your plans for your bee hive coming along?

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  4. marianbeaman

    I’m happy to say my father was a beekeeper in the country and my son carried this practice into an urban setting. How I admire the clever people who re-purpose plastic, especially the woman who fashions plastic into sleeping mats, a comfortable solution for the homeless.

    Good post with both warnings and solutions, Carol!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you and how lovely, Marian beautiful fresh honey from the comb is my favourite. Yes, there are many talented people who do wonders with plastic I thougt she was such a lovely caring lady….I hope you have a fabulous week, Marian 🙂 x



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