Recycling All Around Us
The events of twenty years ago, to some of us seem like yesterday, obviously, to some others it could be half a lifetime away, but 1995 doesn’t seem far off, whichever way you look at it. The increase in recycling between then and now has been impressive, whichever way you cut it.
This year saw the launch of eBay, Jarvis Cocker and Pulp chart topped with “Common people”, and Toy story stormed the cinemas. Not long ago, perhaps. The UK recycled around 7.5% of household rubbish, a fact that may be far more staggering than any of the others.
This time also saw the beginnings of a shower of EU directives, which local authorities took up in a variety of ways for a number of different reasons, some truly “green”, some environmentally cheerful, some because it was what they were Continue reading “Recycling All Around Us”