GC and Sue W are our hosts for this weekly word challenge.
Recycling was getting more complicated as the years went on.
Sarah thought it was a matter of all plastics going in one bin, but it had to be a certain type of plastic, and clean of any debris. It was her little boy, who put her right. It was something he had learned in school, and some of the thinner plastic went in the normal bin.
He may have been seven, but he was right.
She thought about all the plastic waste, and what was happening the world today. Global warming wasn’t something you just talked about, These days, people were living through higher temperatures. A few weeks ago, forty degrees, and too hot to go out in.
Even just sitting in the car was stifling.
There had to be a way through this, and maybe it was education that was key. To show the youth a better way, so maybe someone could invent a way of disposing of plastic, without it damaging the environment. She thought back to her day, when most things were recycled. Glass bottles, and she smiled at the Corona bottles, and the ten pence you received when you took them back.
Now it wasn’t a word you could say in polite conversation.
Milk bottles were collected and delivered every day, and it was rare to buy a week’s worth of shopping in one go. There was no plastic covering on the fruit and vegetables, and you brought it fresh for the same day.
Her mum hated waste, and she didn’t like it either, especially when people were going hungry, even in her own country. Food banks were common. It was wrong, that in 2022 this should be happening.
‘Mummy, can we take the bottle lids off, they can’t recycle them. Our DT teacher said we can take them into school, and use them, when we make stuff.’
‘Of course we can,’ she said.
She might not be able to do much, but at least she was helping the world be a better place for her little boy.