Another pond

I mentioned at the beginning of the year that I would be writing less here because I would be doing other writing intended for publication elsewhere. This included fulfilling a promise to make some contributions to the Plastic is Rubbish web site/blog, which provides resources for those looking to cut down their use of various plastics (below are pictures of some of my alternatives).

I often say that my blogging is like throwing a stone into a pond and letting the ripples spread out. I am hoping that having my writing appear elsewhere is like throwing stones into another pond. If you fancy a dip in that pond, you can read my first contribution here, and I do encourage you to have a look round the site as it does contain all sorts of useful ideas, resources and products. Don’t worry, though, it’s not a preachy site, for example, they say…

We shop at supermarkets when we have to, eat meat and drink alcohol. Giving up is not in nature. We want to do everything just without creating a huge pile of non-biodegradable, possibly carcinogenic, animal-killing rubbish that future generations will have to clean up.

We dont  cut plastic completely, you will only get the Dyson when you pry it from my cold, dead hands, but we aim to stop abusing plastic and encourage the discussion on how and when it should be used.

It is a British-based site, but a lot of the content is relevant wherever you are in the world.

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  1. Relevant everywhere!!!

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  2. I love the quote – they sound like my kind of eco warriors. I must get over there and have a look.

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  3. Congrats on the publication!

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  4. Thank you for introducing me to this very interesting site. Definitely one to follow.

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  5. It does seem like a good site – relevant for anywhere I imagine. You wrote a thoroughly good article Jan! 🙂

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  6. I have no idea why petrochemical plastics are still being made, when there are so many viable alternatives. Twelve years ago, I was working for a company that encouraged its employees to make presentations to their teams on topics that interested them. My topic was ‘The End of Plastic As We Know It’. Even then, I was able to research many viable, recyclable and renewable sources for plastic alternatives, and that was long before most of us realised what a hazard the stuff had become. Cornstarch was one such source, but my personal favourite was cow poo. Google it, if you don’t believe me…
    Carry on the good work, dear Snail, you are leading the way and showing the rest of us a wonderful example of good Earth husbandry (or wifery, I don’t want to be biased).

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  7. i love that attitude towards it! I’ll go and take a look

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  8. Your article is very well written and it’s great that you mention other environmental concerns about using cotton – but you also mention using rabbit hair without mentioning the animal welfare side of it. Angora rabbits are kept in tiny wire-floored cages which are uncomfortable, they can’t move around or even turn. They are fed the best diet for their fur, not necessarily for them. It’s a very cruel industry.

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  9. Excellent, I’m sure you’ll create lots of ripples plus create a very valuable resource. Only one criticism – I couldn’t fin a ‘follow’ button

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  10. Thanks for sharing, I’m checking out your article and the site right now!

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  11. Great post , keep blogging forever

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