The overlooked problem in recycling

Interesting article in today’s Guardian G2 section about the problems we have as a country with waste and how to dispose of it. The government’s pledge to increase recycling and lower waste has meant a confusing raft of implementations that many people can’t keep track of. There are countless reports of people being fined for what seems like a minor […]

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A curtilage request

I’m a man of words – that’s my stock in trade and has been for many years. As an example, I prefer “hirsute” above “hairy”, and “belligerent” above “arsey”, although there’s a place for both. So it’s always a nice surprise to come across a word I’ve never used before, let alone even seen. However, it’s a huge shock when […]

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What does it take?

I’m not obsessed by recycling (see previous entry), but sometimes I find it tough to understand what’s so difficult about it. Most councils give you a box or bags in which to put your bottles, paper, plastic, cans, whatever and they then collect every week or two from outside your front door. I live in a coach house, that is […]

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