Recycling and Climate Change…27th April 2020…and Covid-19…

Hello and welcome to this weeks edition of recycling and climate change…also some information on Covid-19 as this is also affecting climate change/recycling.

The world we live in has changed much in these first months of the year some things for the better and sadly we have lost many, many people to this terrible virus…Lots of shops and leisure facilities, hairdressing salons, schools, colleges have been closed…food stores have remained open but with restrictions in place..there are lots of rumblings of when are these restrictions going to be lifted…

Who can answer that and if they do and give a timeline it could be that the virus and its journey around the world could change that in an instant…If lockdowns are lifted too soon we could have a second wave and that could be more virulent than the first…Who knows? I don’t and in all honesty, I don’t wish to play Russian Roulette with my life or my family and friends lives or it may be someone I don’t even know who I infect …

My point? Yes, it has caused me to worry and inconvenienced us and disrupted my/our normal life…But I am alive…

Here we are now in our 25th day with no new cases…are things being lifted…internal flights are to be allowed to recommence…However…There will be social distancing marked out on the plane and no beverages or food will be offered…

air Asia new PPE

The cost has increased and unless I was sure as to what I would have to do on arrival…I will be taking no flights …I would imagine unless anyone has to travel urgently that will be all the passengers we will see using the flights.

Thailand is being very cautious and I for one am pleased about that…

It is interesting to see the facts and figures on food waste and from what I am reading although many people are worried about how to feed their families and many more people are visiting food banks it seems people are using their larders and ignoring sell-by dates. Cooking more from scratch and being more mindful of portion control thus wasting less. All this is positive and I hope that many more after the lockdowns are over will still be mindful…Wouldn’t that be great?

But what about the food which cannot be sold or picked…Second Servings is tackling this…

Here in Thailand, we are seeing the return of rare leatherback sea turtles who have built the largest number of nests in two decades on beaches in Phuket and Phang Nga which because they are deserted due to the drop in tourists numbers because of the coronavirus pandemic…

The 11 turtle nests authorities have found since last November were the highest number in 20 years, said Kongkiat Kittiwatanawong, the director of the Phuket Marine Biological Center.

“This is a very good sign for us because many areas for spawning have been destroyed by humans,” he told Reuters. No such nests had been found for the previous five years.

Having been a part of releasing baby turtles into the sea when I lived in Phuket I think this is brilliant news…

I know the lockdown has brought out the creative side of many more…I came across this FB page and it has many great ideas for kids and adults…

be creative kids projects

For years, dogs have been helping to keep humans safe by sniffing out narcotics, improvised explosive devices, pests, natural disasters, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and now—yes, you guessed it—the novel coronavirus.

A medical charity in England that has successfully trained dogs to detect malaria is now attempting to train man’s best friend to identify the smell of COVID-19.

The charity, called Medical Detection Dogs, is partnering with the Tropical Medicine and Hygiene School in London along with Durham University to begin trialling dogs for the job. Dr Claire Guest, a behavioural psychologist and principal member of the charity told CTV News that there is “absolutely no reason why a dog can’t detect the virus.”

As many of you know it was Earth Day last week these are the highlights…

Although we are on lockdown recycling is still important…

I have a long memory ask my other half…haha…I hope you all do after this is over…

My hope for the future is a cleaner world… I do want to see communities, and caring for your neighbour becoming the new norm…WORKING TOGETHER INSTEAD OF WORKING AGAINST EACH OTHER…

Thank you for reading be well and stay safe xxx

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 stay safe and healthy xx

17 thoughts on “Recycling and Climate Change…27th April 2020…and Covid-19…

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  2. johnrieber

    A great roundup Carol…it’s exciting to see some species thriving without humans encroaching on them for this short period of time, and I am happy to see people tackling food waste as well, since here in the US so many are, as they now call it “food insecure…”

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, John..I agree about the turtles all they want is a piece of beach with no humans and now they have it…Good to hear that some people in the US are tackling food waste it has taken something pretty major to show people that we have a fragile hold on life but without us the world will survive…a sobering thought…


  3. Marje @ Kyrosmagica

    Thanks for sharing this post Carol it is good to see some positives coming out of this. Good to hear Thailand are being careful. I’m worried about our situation in the UK we are meant to be pass the peak and I just pray there won’t be a second wave. Take care, x

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  4. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    Terrific post Carol and I do hope that the sniffer dogs project is successful as they would be much quicker than the current tests available, great news about the turtles and I hope the nests they have found will be protected. We are waiting to hear today about some lifting of the lockdown but like you I am reluctant to fly. xxx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yes that would be a great result.. Dogs are so clever so I don’t expect it would take long. Turtles are protected here so hopefully they will be they were cracking down on beaches before Covid 19….Flying is not on my agenda this year at the moment… Even if they relaxed all the rules tomorrow I would still be careful… Hugs

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  5. petespringerauthor

    Thanks for all of the fantastic information today, Carol. You went all out! As an environmentalist, I’m encouraged by all of the positive things happening.

    We are trying to keep our trips to the grocery store to the minimum (once every ten days or so), but we’ve never put so much thought into buying groceries before.


    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Pete…Yes, I agree with the thought into buying groceries…I think we will all learn a lesson about waste and overbuying.Shoping will never be the same again…sigh


  6. Jim Borden

    wonderful post, Carol. There are so many good things happening environmentally during this pandemic it would be shame to see all that progress go away is we go back to our old way of doing things.

    And once again, dogs show how great they are. I hope they are successful with training the dogs to detect covid-19. Seems much less painful than being swabbed…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I agree about the dogs, Jim and totally agree about all the good things and I so very much hope that people will change and politicians although that may be a big ask or maybe we the people will stand up and make our voices heard with our votes.. Be well and stay safe 🙂

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