Confused from Gloucestershire
I might not have passed all of them; preferring instead to flirt with the boys in the common room; but I did study them so I have a reasonable level of education.
I’m pretty quick to pick things up too – always have been; it’s one of my gifts.
I’m great at research; it’s something that fills me with enthusiasm.
But even *I’m* confused by this one!
The other day we were out and about and had taken much longer than planned (thus is the way with a tween when you’re shopping for clothes) so I had to resort to buying bottled water.
I know, I know…
Now I’m all for helpful recycling information because if you can inform consumers then they can make an empowered choice, right?
Fortunately the on-pack recycling label is designed to do exactly that.
It’s a voluntary scheme which aims to provide clear advice to customers on how they can recycle in their local area within a widely varying provision of recycling facilities across the UK. Wahee!
The only trouble is, on one bottle I picked up I was given THIS information:
Oh dear, I’m getting deja vu.
So let me get this right – the bottle is PLASTIC and it’s widely recycled.
The cap is PLASTIC and I have to check my local recycling.
The label is PLASTIC and not currently recycled.
I understand that the types of plastic are different, so let’s really empower consumers by telling them WHAT the plastic is and then we can choose which products get our vote.
I understand that recycling facilities vary widely across the country, so let’s get over ourselves and consolidate them.
I understand that some types of plastic cannot be recycled, so let’s manufacturing them or let’s develop ways to reuse them!
We live in a technological age; one which takes my breath away with the huge amount of things we can do. We can put people to the moon, send an email on our mobile phones and get into steel crates and fly through the air to the other side of the world, yet we can’t sort out our recycling and waste issues…
A bit like me with my A levels, I think this could be improved, don’t you?