Recycling and Climate Change…8th June 2020…

Hello and welcome to this weeks edition of recycling and climate change news from around the world. ..many countries are relaxing their quarantines and already some are seeing an increase in new cases and in light of recent developments around the world I am guessing it is not over yet…

But let’s not dwell on what we have no control over and look at the good things happening and the things we can control in our daily lives…

Many sources are reporting that because of the lockdowns that there is less food waste which is good news…However, there are still many people who struggle to put food on the table and The National Food Service which operates in the Uk aims to change all that and also improve the health of the nation.

“Eating together is probably the most important way we build friendships. So a National Food Service would do more for our collective happiness and wellbeing, not to mention our health, than anything else we might think of doing.” – Robin Dunbar, Evolutionary Psychologist at the University of Oxford. Discoverer of the Dunbar number.


I think this is a great idea and it brings together community, friendships and ideas moving forward which is all good…

Coronavirus has delayed climate talks by a year. But the planet doesn’t have extra time, so action on global warming cannot be postponed.

It seems to me that some kids have more common sense and dignity than some ADULTS…Well done lad…

What a sensible boy…I’m sure his parents must be proud of him…

Isn’t the world a wonderful place? It is a fact that although man has occupied the world for a long time certain phenomenon still baffles scientists…

Offshore floating wind farms are they a thing of the future a way to harness power from the waves, wind and solar power?


Plastic is the scourge of the seas, beaches and landfill much of it cannot be recycled in the normal way…That could all be changed by 2024/25…

This could solve a lot of problems for the world…isn’t science great…?

Plastic is a huge problem in Asia and especially here in Thailand…Where I live most of the shops provide paper bags and use banana leaves and sugar cane as packaging.

This is how my local shops package the vegetables …

Now bamboo is being utilised as cutlery and straws and now plates and cups…Bamboo grows so quickly you can watch it grow…

This article tells about another project which is replacing crockery with bamboo plates and cups a great step forward using a natural product…

Bamboo is even used to package essential oils and other cosmetics..

It makes me very happy to see natural resources used for packaging here…Thais seem to be wholly embracing this practice from a tiny stall to big stores…

That’s all for this week…we are in our rainy season now so hot steamy days and stormy nights so everything is growing super quick…including the bamboo…x

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

28 thoughts on “Recycling and Climate Change…8th June 2020…

      1. trishthetrout

        I live in a small village in Southwest Wales. We read about the uses of bamboo three years ago and ordered some items online. We have a chopping board and tray made of the wonderful stuff but were surprised when we discovered that it could also be used as a textile. Some bamboo textiles are made using a chemical process but there are others that don’t (lyocell/Tencel). Your pictures of banana and sugar cane leaf as packaging are beautiful and green in evry sense!

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      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        Yes I was doing research on that and need to do some further research as there is always a but isn’t there? Yes the Thais make a lot of use of natural products for packaing which is good any many have now been adopted by our one big store which is even better…I will look up lyocell and Tencel…Thank you for that, Trish 🙂

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  2. Maddie

    This post was so interesting. I really loved reading it. Please feel free to check out my recent post regarding the environmental impacts of the coronavirus pandemic! #spreadawareness ❤️

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  4. koolkosherkitchen

    Lockdown is being lifted, and there is an immediate surge of cases. This has me worried more than anything else. Not for myself – I sit at home, busy working – but for the general attitude out there. I read statements such as “Now that Covid is over,,,” It’s not over, people; it’s on the rise, and their is still no vaccine and no treatment!
    Those bamboo plates and utensils are great; I wish we had them here and at a reasonable price.


    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      It scares me too, Dolly…All these riots and looting what are people thinking and more to the point who is behind this is what worries me ..I don’t think it is over either. I love that bamboo is being used more I use bamboo straws and will use the dishes when I see some for purchase I think its a great idea as bamboo grows like weeds so is ideal to use…Stay well and safe, Dolly 🙂 x

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  5. Jim Borden

    It’s wonderful to see your people like Stefan Perez taking on leadership roles. And that plastic eating enzyme – I’m just worried it could go rogue and cause other problems. And I am a big fan of bamboo… thanks for the interesting stories, Carol!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yes I think many young people give us reason to hope for the future, I did think that about that enzyme but thought it was just me being cautious …Bamboo is one of the ways forward both to eat and for packaging, Jim …

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      1. CarolCooks2 Post author

        I have seen articles on it a few times in the past but it seems to be gaining momentum…I just hope it doesn’t mutate in any way. I do think science and research is now foremost in many peoples minds now and Covid-19 has highlighted how important science and research is…That can only be a good thing.

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    2. petespringerauthor

      Stefan’s story jumped out at me too, Jim. I feel that young people frequently are unfairly criticized—I have faith in their generation.

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  6. Sharon

    Lots of cool ideas, love the idea of off shore wind farms, sure beats off shore oil platforms. And the bamboo cosmetic containers is a great idea.



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