Recycling and Climate Change…18th May 2020…and Covid-19…

Hello and welcome to this weeks edition of recycling and climate change news from around the world. Covid-19 is still dominating the news many countries now are relaxing their quarantines and already some are seeing an increase in new cases.

Thailand is not as yet but they were prepared as were the other countries in south-east Asia…Having dealt with Sars and other pandemics Asia is prepared…We don’t have a problem wearing masks and many do regardless of whether or not there is a pandemic.

We don’t protest we just accept that there will be quarantines and social isolation and get on with it…

Not so in most western countries people object…well it’s not being weak, scared or stupid or even controlled it’s me being considerate…The government is not controlling me…I am a contributing adult to society…I am wearing the mask not for me but for you…

Are you wearing one for me???

So what is going on in the world with regards to climate change and recycling are you still doing your bit???

I wrote about shark finning a while ago how sharks are caught and definned then dumped back into the sea still alive but with no capacity to be able to swim they just sink and drown…It is still big business…38,500 sharks look like this…and for what?

95701143_1491247204383088_8981853377122009088_ Shark finning

It is barbaric and inhuman ...Sharks are at the top of the ecosystem … Sharks are very important to the ecosystem as they are good housekeepers they eat the sick and weak leaving the healthiest of marine species to breed and thrive. Some feed on carcasses of dead creatures lying on the sea bed just like we vacuum or sweep our floors they keep the sea bed clean…

Covid-19 has seen the increase in wildlife and Mumbai is an example of this…Where lockdowns have seen nature returning.

What a wonderful sight…

For whales, silence is golden…the lockdown has reduced ocean noise…

I think we should learn a lesson from what mother nature is telling us…

Nurdles are a new one on me…I have never ever heard of them…Have you?  They’re the pre-production building blocks for nearly all plastic goods, from soft drink bottles to oil pipelines. But as essential as they are for consumer products, nurdles that become lost during transit or manufacturing are also an environmental hazard.

Gosun offers products that use solar power …

Some of these inventions are just awesome…

These are also hard times for many if their jobs are furlonged it may be difficult to find enough food to feed their families…Milk is hard to store and the cows keep producing it…To save it going to waste and to help the milk industry…the Kroger grocery store chain has ramped-up its Dairy Rescue Program, one that takes donated excess raw milk normally sold to restaurants or hotels, which is now going to waste, and pays for the packaging and processing in order to provide a nutritious food source for communities in need.

The effort also helps support dairy farmers struggling to find enough demand for their supply—especially now that schools are closed.

I love how manufacturers and businesses are standing up and helping the less fortunate.

Wow..what an enterprising and caring young man…Jeffrey Wall just turned 15, yet he is the founder of Golden Age Karate, an outreach program he began last October to teach seniors at the Friendship Village nursing home in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio.

To me there is hope…what a lovely young man…

After the Covid-19 crisis will we get a greener world? I am sure this is a question many people are asking… the cleaner air, burgeoning urban wildlife, and our sudden, dramatic shift to a less carbon-intensive lifestyle reveals the scope of what we can achieve in just days. This is something to cling to as we navigate the twin storms of Covid-19 and climate. We know that the climate crisis will not wait for a more convenient time; we must deal with it and the pandemic crisis concurrently.

We are experiencing behavioural changes, some of which may be ingrained within us permanently…travel and consumption patterns have in the main become more responsible – they are helpful in reducing pollution, just as hand-washing helps in the pandemic. But what the expected 8% emissions reduction figure shows us is that individual action – driving your car less, attending a meeting via Zoom rather than taking a business flight – is not going to be enough.

Equally, it shows that moving to a no-growth economy is not the answer, as some have argued. Instead, systemic transformative action is required at international and state level to get the effective reductions in atmospheric carbon that will bring us to net zero.

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…Can we make this happen? Are we willing to make a stand? Personally, I would love to see lessons learnt ..realistically I have my doubts…

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



16 thoughts on “Recycling and Climate Change…18th May 2020…and Covid-19…

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  2. Jane Sturgeon

    Thank you, Carol. I had no idea what was done to sharks. It’s barbaric. The young lad with his golden karate classes is a loving soul. ❤

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  3. petespringerauthor

    I was unfamiliar with shark finning. I never like to see any animal, even sharks, mistreated.

    Thanks for all of the news on recycling and climate change.

    Some of those ladies in the karate class pack a good punch and kick. My mom used to attend exercise class and tai chi at her assisted living facility. Afterward, the residents would give each other backrubs.😎

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Awwww bless them..I thought that young lad was great with them…Shark finning is so barbaric and should definitely be completely banned the world over as well as some other barbaric practises ..Sharks are an important part of the ocean they are at the top of the chain and in fairness beautiful creatures who don’t get a good press when there are far worse predators in this world man being one of them ….

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  4. koolkosherkitchen

    Talking about solar power, yesterday my husband got me a cat figurine that sits in direct sunlight in our courtyard and emits a magical soft light in the evening – solar battery. Neighborhood kids love it and it teaches them the right values – so cool!

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