Recycling and Climate Change… 6th July 2020…

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of recycling and climate change news from around the world…

Last week I touched on solar power, the Circular Economy and Factory Farming, and a few other topics…Factory Farming has never sat easily with me…although I eat meat I am not a huge meat eater and veggies make up the biggest part of my plate I do care where my meat/fish comes from and how it is reared and on what…

Yesterday I went shopping in one of our two supermarkets and I was horrified when I visited the meat section and the vegetable section…The meat was hacked into portions there was no other word for it…The vegetables looked like they had seen better days I didn’t buy any meat or veg there and will only visit again if I need dry goods i.e flour.

Coupled with an article I came across this morning I am deeply concerned…I haven’t had the chance to fully investigate neither has the parties who wrote the article but they have recommended further investigations…

My initial thoughts are as follows:

For meat to be butchered like that I am almost certain they were not happy animals who were treated to the best in animal husbandry during their lives as in death their meat also was not treated with care or respect and it showed.

The report I read today argues that there is growing evidence that the virus was elsewhere before it emerged in Asia.

That Coronavirus may have lain dormant across the world and emerged when environmental conditions were right for it to thrive.

Those environmental conditions have caused the spotlight to fall on food factories and meatpacking plants and could uncover major new transmission routes, they believe. It may be shared toilet facilities coupled with cool conditions that allow the virus to thrive.

“We’re doing a living review, extracting environmental conditions, the ecology of these viruses which has been grossly understudied,” said Dr. Jefferson.

“There is quite a lot of evidence that huge amounts of the virus in sewage all over the place, and an increasing amount of evidence there is a fecal transmission. There is a high concentration where sewage is four degrees, which is the ideal temperature for it to be stabled and presumably activated. And meatpacking plants are often at four degrees.

To read the full article…

Factory Farming, Food Manufacturers, and meatpacking plants all three come under scrutiny time and time again…No smoke without fire springs to mind…All are increasing around the world…Food for thought…?

This next article is close to home for me…

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https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1945744/monkey-picked-coconut-boycott-spreads?fbclid=I

While I don’t agree that animals should be exploited like this...I do think there are many cases where double standards apply in many areas…

I don’t see major retailers pulling supplies of Monsanto weedkiller, chicken, beef, pork when meat packaging plant practices are highlighted and proved to be cruel.

These companies are constantly proved to be unethical, whether it be for tax avoidance or the treatment of workers at their fulfillment centres., environmental reporting, conflict mineral use, and supply chain management they are always in the news…

Amazon, Walmart, Nestle, Tesco, CocaCola…Do we boycott them?… Nike trainers again…always in the news, children working in sweatshops..the list is endless but are they boycotted… they maybe by you or me…But is enough done? those same people who are pulling coconut products from their shelves are still stocking their shelves with other products which shouldn’t be there either until they improve and prove they have improved their manufacturing and packing standards…

Personally, I think with everything that is going on that we all need to have a rethink…because if this all carries on I dread to think what kind of world my grandchildren will inherit…

Some Good News...

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An international collaborative study led by Professor Derrick Yuk Fo Lai at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), joined by top-tier scientists from around the world, has discovered that sustained methane emissions from the subtropical estuarine mangroves can reduce its climatic cooling effects by over 50%, over a period of 20 years.

Whilst the problem of plastic pollution and microplastics in our oceans is gradually receiving more attention, there is still so much that we don’t know and so many solutions that need to be found.

Where does it come from, how much of a problem is it, where does it end up, what effects is it having on wildlife and people, what happens to it in the food chain, how do we get rid of it…?

Click here to find out…

Are you a committed to recycling do you think about what you buy and whether it can be recycled or reused? Or do you just buy it anyway? This video will inspire you to recycle…

Well, that’s all for me this week on the environment and climate change…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

26 thoughts on “Recycling and Climate Change… 6th July 2020…

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  2. OIKOS™-Publishing

    Thank you very much for this very useful information, for mentioning what for us sometimes is easiert to forget. I think most of us are chained by the big firms, especially most of our politicans. Best wishes, Michael

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  3. alexcraigie

    I shudder when i think of all the batteries we threw out with the general rubbish when I was younger. I think we’re all lmuch more aware now than we were then but there’s still a mountain to climb. My concern now is for those countries with struggling economies who take in our rubbish in huge shipping containers, and for indigenous people in places like the Amazon whose rights are trampled on by big business who want their land.
    And I’m vegetarian.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I know the feeling Alex we are definitely more aware but it isn’t enough. I know there are countries who are no longer taking waste but waste is still a huge problem. I am not vegetarian but we grow our own and eat sustainably and have definitely reduced our meat intake greatly….. Lovely to see you here I hope to see you again 🙏 be well and stay safe 😊

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  4. dgkaye

    The fecal transmission in the waters is frightening. Second time today I heard about that. Earlier, I saw where they are emptying truckloads of sewage into the ocean in India!!! 😦 xx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Very frightening, Debby mans behaviour scares the shite out of me …There is just no care or thought to the consequences of their actions..Appalling governments need to really clamp down on this with big fines or prison or close the company down….I am ranting…sigh….I hope you are well and staying safe Debs Hugs xx

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      1. dgkaye

        I feel your rant! I am with you! Gov’ts need to clamp down, but people need to clamp down on gov’ts! Thanks my friend. Hanging in, bored of the mundane, happy to be writing. ❤ You too girl, stay safe! ❤ Is Alan your hub?

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      2. dgkaye

        I think he was going after your friends first 🙂 Happy to connect. Usually before friending, I check out what people post about – can’t be too careful these days. I’m glad to see you and hub are on the same page about all things good for people and the planet. Me, you know, I call out injustice blatantly. If you don’t like it, don’t follow me ❤

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      3. CarolCooks2 Post author

        I know he keeps sharing things I have told him not everyone wants see all these animals and the answer was that he wasn’t going to stop..FB has given him a new lease of life…haha… it gives him something to do for a man who won’t and never has used an atm card or has a mobile phone he’s doing far better than I thought he would…<3

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      4. dgkaye

        Lol, that is too cute!!!!!!!!!! It’s his page Carol, he can express himself and those who appreciate will follow. Good for him. He’s like my hub, but more advanced because he made it to FB LOL 🙂 xxx

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  5. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    Carol Taylor will be with us in a couple of hours with her A-Z of food.. and this week it is the letter ‘M’…in the meantime here is a link to Carol’s Monday climate change and recycling post which tackles some challenging aspects of our animal husbandry and the rising concern about conditions in our meat processing plants with regard to Covid-19.. Also being selective about what environmental or animal welfare issue they choose to get up in arms over! On a positive notes some great recycling initiatives we can all get behind.. Please head over to read the post in full… thanks Sally

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  6. Adele Marie

    I was a teenager when I suffered my first nervous breakdown and my big brother sent me some of Betty Shine’s books. She was a psychic and natural healer and she talked of how energy from food and how it is killed stays in the flesh and is ingested by those who eat it. Hovering on the “will I” “won’t I” become vegetarian; her words sealed the deal. People have to know where their food comes from, the chain from field to factory. xxx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I haven’t heard of Betty Shine but her words obviously resonated with you, Adele.. I do agree about food and how it is treated throughout its life, death and also how it is treated after that… Be well and stay safe, Adele 🙏

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  7. Adele Marie

    Reblogged this on firefly465 and commented:
    Carol with her weekly recycling and climate change article. This week a subject that’s close to my heart too, how animals are kept before they are killed and how they are killed. Do you know where your meat comes from and how it ended up as meat?

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  8. tidalscribe

    Oh to live in a little farmyard, the sort I created with my plastic animals when I was a child – but of course my toy farm animals were not destined to be eaten. But to kill and eat what you have reared yourself must be the best way. We are all selective in what we worry about; people have always used animals, riding them, carrying stuff – helping them farm.

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  9. koolkosherkitchen

    Dear Carol, we’ve been screaming to save the mangroves for years! Florida mangroves are famous; a tremendous research resource and an ecological treasure.
    As to recycling, how do you think I feel when I go out to take my recyclable trash to the appropriate bin and see organic garbage there! Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to control.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Oh, dear Dolly.. sigh… You live in a beautiful part of the world which many selfish people are just intent on enjoying and living their own lives without any thought for future generations… So sad what man has become or has spawned… Be well dear Dolly x

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  10. petespringerauthor

    I had never heard of monkeys being exploited in this manner before. We, humans, tend to pick and choose when it comes to what we decide to be outraged about. There are apparent double standards.

    I didn’t start recycling until I became a teenager. Education is a powerful tool in getting us to change our behaviors. Thanks for all that you do to promote caring for Earth, Carol.

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  11. Jim Borden

    Great post, Carol. It was tough watching how those monkeys are treated. Who would have thought to use monkeys to pick coconuts? And you are right, there is a great deal of inconsistency in decision made by people and companies. That being said, I also think every little bit helps. The video of the town with zero waste was eye-opening, and while again, it may be hard to do something similar in a much larger city, even a little bit of recycling seems like a good thing…

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Jim… I agree every little helps I just think we should all try to do one more thing at least… Governments of course need to do a whole lot more which they could and I am sure they would benefit in the polls… Be well and stay safe 😎

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