1 You can't be bothered to separate your garbage
2 You don't have a recycling pick-up service in your area
3 You don't think that you generate enough recycling to drop it off yourselves at the local recycling depot
4 If it goes in your dustbin / garbage bin it's "out of sight, and out of mind"
5 The amount of recycling you / your family produces isn't going to make any difference
6 Landfills have been created to hold your all garbage...
...you may just want to change your mindset. Especially if you have small children. Even if you don't care about this planet. Even if you think you can't make a difference.
Because, if you feed your children any type of seafood, you may actually be inadvertently contributing to poisoning them. Fresh fish for battering and frying, or grilling, or making into a fish soup or stew or fish cakes, ready-made frozen fish fingers, crumbed / battered / in a ready made sauce (loaded with additives, but I won't go into that now). tinned sardines, pilchards, tuna. Any which way you buy / prepare or eat fish.
Click on this link, and find out why you should, perhaps, change your ways. For continued life on this planet depends on the effort that each and every one of us makes. It's no longer only the habit and responsibility of the greenies. The odd-one's who live next door. The eco-minded souls who are trying to do their bit.
It is NOW the responsibility of each and every inhabitant of this planet who purchases any goods from their local store / chain / fast food outlet where those goods are purchased in recyclable packaging.
It's not difficult to separate your recycling from the garbage. Seriously, it's not.
I have two stainless steel bowls on my kitchen counter top, next to my sink.
|On the right is the compost scraps bowl, and on the|
right is my recycling bowl
|The recycling bowl gets emptied into these bags|
If you haven't recycled before, do you want to change your mind now?
Knowing that you could be poisoning yourselves and your children?
What is the point of growing your own chemical free fruit and vegetables, or rearing your own chickens / goats / pigs / cows and producing your own milk, butter, cheese and yoghurt, and baking your own bread, in order to avoid the chemical additives of shop bought produce, if, ultimately you are doing more damage to your families by feeding them (poisoned) fish. And what of the effects the polluted waters in our oceans are having upon the vast diversity of inhabitants therein. Disrupting that precious cycle could be the end of this world as we see / live / experience it today.
It's not too late to change. Go on - organize a recycling bucket or two, and fill, and empty, it responsibly every week. Be an example to your children and teach them the way forward. They won't know if you don't show them. And let them be a part of it - there's no reason why they shouldn't participate in taking the kitchen container to the recycling bin in your back yard / garage every day.