ElizabethBinary wrote:Are the same people posting in this thread about how the family isn't perfect also the same ones who posted in the 'in what ways are you naughty' thread? I think so!!
hey dont jump in to stop the discussion...discussion is a good thing.
If starchild's actions have made a lot of people think - thats a good thing.
I was just now thinking about my bin - I'm glad the bin men took the contents away, small though it was, as it contained the bones from cooking one of my pigs heads. I wouldn't want them hanging around... then thinking.. what did this family do about bones ? (i havn't watched the thing on tv or read about it other than here). I don't know what they did - but I do know that simply buying meat without bones is only making it become someone elses problem. Bones in landfill are not a big problem - they will rot eventually.
Then I was thinking about the plastic... when i buy from my butchers, I walk there, and he wraps my pound of local mincemeat (or whatever) in a thin plastic bag. I let him - and ultimately I throw it in my bin (since it has had raw meat in it). The overall environmental impact is much much lower than say.. recycling a glass jar.
We all have our vices, we all have our desires and wants. Some of us can curb them as much as possible and some of us can find ways to go one step further than our neighbour but in the end, at least we're all trying. It's not a contest about who can recycle more than the other and then, after that, who can avoid recycling entirely.
nope its not a competition, but its good to discuss and consider. Most of us here probably were very different a few years back, we learn, we make changes. One thing I have learnt is there are many different ways to measure our progress. And this is one of the things this subject has brought up. This is ish, and we are none of us pure.. the pure wouldn't be wasting resources on a forum discussion - for example
, but as we try and take a step in the right direction, it is a good thing if we stop and consider whether what we are doing is actually right
for example i could feel virtuous for only shopping locally... but when i am in my local shop buy lettuces that were flown in from foreign climes (i dont so this i hasten to add!) . it's always worth thinking it over.
Poor lady is going to think about us every time she buys a curry sauce jar now, too.
probably. But making a stance will come with comments. Good for her for having a go, and I spect she has learnt some things along the way too.