It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Monday, October 24, 2011

In My Town ...

In my town there are a minimum of 8 required types of recycling:-

  • Clear glass
  • Green glass
  • Brown glass
  • Compost and scraps (no meat)
  • Paper
  • All recyclable plastics and tins (no paper)
  • Any drink containers have a cash deposit that is redeemed at place of purchase
  • Normal rubbish (anything not above, which really isn't much)

In my town they LOVE recycling.


  1. That leaves cigarette butts and doggie doos (meat)and doggie dont's (poo)! Wow...

  2. So you have to store all those different bins? Crazy!!!!!

  3. We have three bins at home, and one lot of sacks for the recycling stuff. At the supermarket, in the car park, are the different bins for glass and you can return your deposit items within the supermarket (like at Meijer). Today we have the 9th collection (twice a year) which is big amounts of pruning. Doggie doo goes in environmentally friendly (they decompose over time) baggies that are provided free by the council and they go in the rubbish bin. It never ends!

  4. No meat? Really? I've been doin' it wrong....

  5. Or maybe I've been doing it wrong? That's what I was told at the start so I've been sticking to it. Do you know the law about the windows having to be open for a certain amount of time a day? Am trying to find info on that.

  6. I don't think it's a law, but I saw a funny (actually it was serious, which is WHY it was funny) poster on toytown about how long you need to leave the windows open each day depending on the season. I tried to find it again but couldn't; maybe you'll have better luck...

    And no one ever told me how Biomüll (or anything else!!!!) works. I just assumed meat was ok because it is in Canada (only for the city collection though, not for a backyard compost, since the city one gets much hotter, apparently).

  7. I found the poster! Look out for tomorrow's post.


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