Where the snail leads…

… the BBC follows!

For the second time in a week the BBC has featured something that I wrote about some time ago.

Stuffed and ready to go

Stuffed and ready to go

First it was the knitted knockers on BBC Breakfast and now it’s microbeads on Springwatch. Last night whilst I was busily stuffing knockers and crocheting roses to accompany them, one of the BBC’s popular wildlife shows featured a piece on those tiny balls of plastic that are increasingly found in cosmetics and personal hygiene products. I didn’t see the piece myself when first broadcast, but was alerted to it when references started appearing on my Twitter feed to microplastics and #banthebead. I sincerely hope that the effect on microbeads is as significant as it has been on knockers (requests are still flooding onto our orders board).

If you are in the UK, you can watch the programme featuring microbeads here; the relevant section starts around 47 minutes 35 seconds.

Whilst I’m not a big viewer of television, I am heartened to see the positive effect of this sort of publicity. Being featured on a popular TV show can be a real boon to a charity or campaign, although the response can be a little overwhelming. So, the question is… what shall I write about next in the hope that the BBC feature it as a subject?

 

 

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  1. As I watched it last night, I was nodding my head and thinking Snail!!!

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  2. Go the Snail!! The BBC has a long way to go to catch up with all your posts on taking steps to make a kinder world! Bless them, they’ll get there eventually πŸ™‚

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  3. Well, it’s *obviously* got to be plastic in teabags, wouldn’t you say? In fact, I think you should ring them up and tell them to get cracking!

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    • Perhaps I should. I had to cave and buy some teabags last week as there were several days when I had to leave the builders in charge of their own tea-making and I just couldn’t face explaining to them about using loose tea. Ah well, I’m still enjoying my Nilgiri πŸ˜‰

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      • Can we expect a progress report on the builder’s tea-fuelled activities soon?

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        • I’ve been collecting photos for a post and I think there is probably enough progress to make it worthwhile now… I might even manage to include the builder’s sketch of what it’s going to look like! Currently we are battling to keep dogs out of we concrete – there has only been on ‘paw in cement’ incident so far this week!

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  4. I don’t know but pick some good!!! πŸ™‚

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  5. Oops, typo! Pick something good. (But you can go ahead and pick something good from the garden while you’re at it! πŸ™‚ )

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  6. If the BBC was the SABC, I could give you a long list of things that should be investigated !!!

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  7. well done you and glad we met! xx

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  8. You’re a star! How satisfying to be able to raise awareness for such important projects!

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