Friday, May 09, 2008


Having just spent two weeks assidiously sorting out rubbish for recycling, I find it so difficult just throwing everything in the trash can here.

Paper, cardboard and certain plastics were put into the bin - it was amazing how much one collects when shopping. There are very strict rules which have to be adhered to. One friend mistakenly put a wet paper handkerchief in her recycle bin and the municipality refused to collect it!!

Some of the supermarkets are now charging for their plastic bags so whenever we went out a bundle of bags went with us. So much is talked about recycling here but until it is arranged so that it is easy for us to do it our landfills will just pile up with stuff that could be recycled. T


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't say where "here" is - I assume it's not Amman!
If you are in Europe or the USA - it's true that people now are in the habit of going to lots of trouble to recycle. It is a matter of habits and enforcement. Even a small village in France has bins for plastic, glass, newspaper, cardboard and you MUST bring your own bags for the supermarket or buy some new reusable ones at a high price. No one complains - it is a fact of life. So is the absence of nylon bags all over the countryside! (I will not remark here in detail on the contrastingly awful habits of the French when it comes to cleaning up after their dogs!)

Saturday, May 10, 2008  
Blogger joladies said...

I was in UK! T

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