Friday, 11 May 2018

Around all our necks

Look, I know I'm taking a bit of time off active blogging at the moment, but I saw this today and had to share it. I'll be brief.

The perils of our plastic planet are finally, and rightly, big news at the moment. People are waking up to the fact that, if we carry on like we are, we'll all be literally swimming in the stuff before we know it. Last weekend, a leading (if awful) national newspaper had Kirsty Allsopp on the front page of their colour supplement, launching a campaign to get us all to reduce our consumption of plastics. And that's fine, as far as it goes. I've nothing against Kirsty Allsopp (apart from her taste in newspapers). But this is much harder hitting than a picture of Kirsty tearing a hole in a plastic bag.

Sorry if it's hard to watch in places, but we all need to see this. Besides, it's less than four minutes long, so humour me.


  1. I'm sorry, I cannot watch it - but only because I know what's going on and just thinking about it distresses me - but still it needs to be seen by anyone who doesn't normally give this stuff a thought. We've fucked about - and continue to fuck about - with this planet and with nature, and I hate us for it. I reckon we've always had all the resources we could ever need as a species (I guess you only have to look at how Amazonian tribes or Australian aborigines have lived so successfully in harmony with nature - prior to Western intervention) but still we had to go and create plastic.

    1. Only we could be smart enough to make things that last 500 years and stupid enough to throw those same things away...