This is the third blog in the series of posts about bins and rubbish. A key question to ask is “what is the difference between clutter and rubbish?” It occurs to me that one mans clutter is another man’s rubbish. I say man, because women are generally much tidier than men.
If we could only link up all the hoarders of clutter with the rubbish collectors, we would have a lot less rubbish to dispose of.
But really we need a much more radical solution, so I thought the Last Laugh Looney Party may have some ideas :-
- Maybe we could insist that manufacturers collect all the excess packaging their goods arrive in and also pick the product when it expires. Very quickly there would be a lot less wrapping going on and products would be made to last a lot longer.
- Littering could be made a criminal offence, including any waste you were thinking of throwing out. Bin collections by Local Authorities would no longer be necessary. Convicted offenders could be sentenced to collect 10 times the weight of waste they threw away.
- Or we could build one great big giant rubbish mountain, say somewhere in the Scottish Highlands, where it won’t offend too many people. They should have voted for the LLLP instead of SNP 🙂. Eventually it could be turned into a tourist attraction with ski lifts and artificial snow. The methane from it could be used to give free energy to the Scots to compensate them for all the smell when the wind blows southwards.
- How about if we sent all of the worlds rubbish into space. A rubbish cloud over the north and south poles might act like a solar shield. It could fill up the holes in the ozone layer and eliminate the problem of global warming.