The Environmental A-Z…the letter M…

Welcome to my Environmental A-Z…

The idea for this series came about because as my regular followers and commenters know I am passionate about the health of the world I am living in… however often when I am researching and reading articles I come across terms and have to look them up which spawned the idea for this…two-fold… it increases my knowledge and I hope yours…

The A-Z of the environment and Climate Change… letter M.

The best way to predict your future is to create it...Abraham Lincoln.


Mariculture is the farming of aquatic plants and animals in saltwater. Sounds ok, doesn’t it? What is the reality? The reality is I don’t buy farmed seafood…Why? Because the discharge from these farms which includes waste, pesticides plus other undesirable things are discharged directly into the sea destroying ecologically fragile coastal waters and destroying local ecosystems.

BUT well planned and managed Mariculture can contribute positively to coastal environments..Thus considerable attention will be necessary to improve the environmental management of aquaculture through sound environmental technology and better management supported by effective policies, planning strategies and legislation…

Personally, I would love to be able to buy more seafood from properly managed Mariculture if it was saving depletion of valuable marine life and fish stocks.

MBT 😦 Mechanical Biological Treatment)…

What is meant by Mechanical Biological Treatment? It is a type of waste processing facility that combines a sorting facility with a form of biological treatment such as composting or biological digestion that is designed to process mixed household waste as well as community and industrial waste.

Median Concentration:

The concentration of a substance in an environmental medium is calculated to produce a certain effect under a defined set of conditions.

Mixed Land Use:

Mixed land use enables a range of land uses including residential, commercial, and industrial to be co-located in an integrated way that supports sustainable forms of transport such as public transport, walking and cycling, and increases neighbourhood amenity.

Mixed land use well managed can be a positive thing HOWEVER mixed land use may cause negative effects such as environmental problems like pollution, car congestion and noise inside urban blocks …This is because most developers find loopholes that work to their advantage.

Municipal Waste:

Municipal waste is defined as waste collected and treated by or for municipalities. … The definition excludes waste from municipal sewage networks and treatment, as well as waste from construction and demolition activities.

Managed properly it can be a bonus managed incorrectly it can be a nightmare.


Mulching is a Critical Part of Environmentally-Responsible Gardening. Mulching is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your garden. Mulch reduces water loss from soil, which means less time spent watering your garden, and less water used. … It improves soil aeration and drainage, and reduces soil erosion.

That’s all for today…See you tomorrow in my kitchen…Have a lovely day xxx

23 thoughts on “The Environmental A-Z…the letter M…

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  2. marianbeaman

    I’ve heard of farming aquatic plants but never of the term “Mariculture.” Thanks too for the video about Singapore. I wish the USA would fix its big trash problem, but that would take everyone’s acknowledgement that the situation is DIRE!

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  3. Jim Borden

    I’ve never heard of Mariculture; it seems like a wonderful idea. So much better than farm-grown fish. and a great video about Singapore; the country seems to be so forward thinking on such issues…

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  4. petespringerauthor

    Another inequity of life that we don’t think about much is wealth and receiving waste management services. Excellent video! Singapore has done a great job tackling this problem.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I think it is an excellent video , Pete well put together and easy to understand..Yes it takes money and time to address but it is a doable project to undertake…


  5. Clanmother

    An excellent post, Carol – a reminder that we are all on survival mode. The heat wave that Western Canada experienced in June was another wake-up call. The video was exceptional.

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Rebecca it just scares me that every which way we go we are just bombarded with much which could actually be preventable if profit and greed wasn’t the name of the game..

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  6. beetleypete

    For a long time, I bought salmon fillets from supermarkets claiming to sell ‘Scottish Salmon’. Then I saw a documentary about massive salmon farms off the coast of Scotland, most owned by rich people or massive corporations. They use lots of chemicals and medicines to reduce disease in thee fish, and it is debatable if they are sustainable in the true sense. So I stopped buying it. Although I occasionally buy ‘fresh’ (non-farmed) Salmon from other places, that has become more expensive than fillet steak.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I know exactly what you mean, Pete we have to be so careful about most of our food now as most food we purchase is not what we think it is… I think it is absolutely deplorable… where will it all end and yes you are correct to get something which is safe to eat can be very expensive which given the fact most people could not afford it on a regular basis I believe the only way is to eat other types of protein and just confine the good stuff to maybe 2/3 main meals a week to ensure we stay wonder cancers and everything are on the increase x

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  7. johnrieber

    Mariculture is booming in the Pacific Northwest of the United States…primarily oyster farms, as they can stack them in nets and let the water naturally flow over them…I believe this is a very clean process – they are also doing it with salmon, where the situation is different – but it’s an attempt to save the species there as the climate change is having catastrophic impact on the fish stocks

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Properly managed they are a great idea just so many are not… I would buy fish from a fish farm if it was properly managed however I really am not sure about them here 🙂

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