When I was working properly by which I mean every Sunday and often twice or even three times in a day I would arrive home to find that David had put everything ready for the dustbin men. I took this very much for granted until he became ill.
Once I'd taken over this job I realised how much work was involved. He had started the process of recycling. Everything is seperated into different bags and boxes , cardboard boxes jumped on to flatten them, plastic seperated from cardboard...bottles into a separate box...it takes hours and that's only a slight exaggeration.
So tomorrow I am working. As well as writing the sermon I have spent over an hour on the recycling .
Now this is obviously all my fault. I have sent for too many things in the last couple of weeks!
I have now more or less done it! Some observations though... Why do some firms send so much plastic along with the cardboard? They have to be seperated and then popped! The airbags are to protect the delicate I know but after jumping on a huge quantity today that were wrapped around a new radio I found myself wishing for a good many less!
Even worse than airbags are the scrunchy polystyrene bits . If you drop any they litter the ground for weeks!
The firms I like are those that send everything in nice plastic bags. They fold up neatly into small packages...no jumping required!
I shudder to think how many trees are chopped down to make this huge mass of cardboard! There has got to be a better way of shrouding all the things that are ordered via the Internet....
The bottle collection is quite simply embarrassing. Let's not go there!