Hi Oddballdave and The Chili Monster,may I quote what I read in a news paper today the 11-4-2006,written by a Environment Editor.
EXPORTS of WASTE MUST DOUBLE to MEET TARGET.
DOUBLING exports of waste to China and other developing countries is the only way Britain will cope with the growing mountains of PAPER,PLASTICS and CANS being collected by councils in pursuit of Government recycling targets,a conference will be told today.
CONSUMERS may think that the Paper and Cards they sort and put out every week is being recycled close to home,but,since the collapse of manufacturing in Britain and the rise of the global marketplace,it is in ASIA that the demand for packaging materials now lies,according to WASTE EXPERTS.
About 3-8 million tons of Cardboard and PAPER out of a total consumption of 12-5 MILLION TONS was EXPORTED LAST YEAR with 2-5 million tons-20 per cent-going to CHINE and other developing countries in ASIA.
To meet national targets for recycling,40 per cent by 2010 and 50 per cent by 2020,exports of waste will have to double because Britain does not have sufficient processing capacity,or the manufacturing demand for the recycled product.
Experts will tell the conference on transnational movement of waste organised by the ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY that waste exports will have to rise to 4-6 million tons by 2010 alone to meet the GOVERNMENT's TARGETS.
A Spokes woman who is the director of recycling development at GROSVEOR WASTE,said: The only place you see waste is in the WESTERN WORLD. Anywhere else,people stand on the street corner and wait for you to finish your PLASTIC BOTTLE because it has a value.
"Forty millon tons of recyclables went to Chine alone last year. That will rise to 63 MILLION TONS by 2010."
FRIENDS of the EARTH,said: "We would like to see as much recycled as possible in this country. "But we are not opposed to exports if there are genuine makets and genuinely high values."
Every thing makes sense when there's money to be made,but I suppose nothing makes sense when you are offering something for nothing,which I am trying to do to help the poor for FREE.
What ever people say about my way of growing things to eat,it works.
Some people have already given me some money to help pay for my website and other thing so I don't give up trying to tell the world,that there is a system that works made from rubbish,which you can use for more than one thing,one is mainly to grow things,the other is to help reduce the amount of waste going into landfill sites,even my brittle old plastic containers bits could be re-used again by being stuck on say glass or something else,which could be shown on the BLUE PETER programme, Woopes that's another idea of mine that some people will think is to far outside the box way of thinking,like my AID PROGRAMME IDEA.
Thank you for showing your interst in what I'm doing,may you and yours live long and happy. John. JRP.