Comment posted Shores of Loch Long a dangerous and filthy mess with wild camping: no action from Council or National Park by John Sinclair.
“Polybags – most people I know reuse them as bin bags and dispose accordingly. Granted some people let them become litter but the vast majority don’t. Will 5p a bag make a difference? I personally doubt it.” I do agree with you that 5p a bag will not make much difference, the type of material will make all the difference. The reuse of a polybag as a bin bag could be seen as hiding the problem, it ends up in a landfill site, hidden from view, yes, but still there for future generations to deal with. I do not know what the solution is, but can we not use this litter problem as a wake up call and find a solution together. Asbestos is one of the biggest industrial killers in Scotland I am told, we try not to use it now, could plastic in the food chain be the next biggest killer. Plastic is cheap up front, but what’s the long term cost.
John Sinclair also commented
- Graeme, I enjoyed reading your post along with all the other posts and understanding other peoples views. Litter is a life threatening problem, our oceans are suffocating with plastic waste. The putting of a monetary value on containers seems a great way forward, would like to hear more on this subject. I accept re-use is far more advance than recycling, personally I would like to see reducing at the top end of the three Rs.
Reduce, reuse and recycle.
- With reference to the previous post. Why solve the litter problem, make it an issue, pull down more funding so it will finance monuments and get more by-laws, so pull down more funding. I think its known as empire building. Invest in education it empowers people to make their own decisions.
Recent comments by John Sinclair
- SNP Spring Conference in 80th birthday week – but with unfortunate slogan and Argyll business on the side
At the standing room only yes meeting at the Corran Halls this evening, the point which was put over it was for the people to vote what they want, and I will repeat yet again, if the yes vote wins, the SNP could well be put out of government.
- Council considers outsourcing economic development
The lack of investment for Argyll was brought up at the Yes meeting at the Corran Halls this evening, as I said in an other post, standing room only. I will repeat again, if the Yes vote gets it, SNP could lose power.
- Without corroborating evidence, what would a jury do with this?
Just back from the Corran Halls, standing room only, if the yes vote wins, SNP could well be out of power, hopefully damage done will be repaired on this issue.
- More ‘productive’ discussions with UK government ministers for Western and Northern Isles
Global Citizenship, one planet one people.
“In Scotland, it is common to hear the phrase, “We’re all Jock Tamson’s Bairns”, which translates as, “we’re all the same”. Who was Jock Tamson, and where does this phrase come from?”
- Powerful Baillie speech nails Scottish Government inadequacies on child poverty
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