Wednesday, November 3, 2021


Rubbish and the disposal of.  Each day many of us sort our rubbish.  It stacks up next to our sink, plastic, tin and cardboard, it is then sorted into its relevant bag to be recycled. Perhaps the reason why we see so much plastic waste in the sea is because the plastic is not recyclable.  Blindly, as if led by fools, we still manufacture and use plastic, the supermarkets would be sunk if they did not have plastic and goodness knows what to wrap around their products.

Incineration: In England currently 10 percent of municipal waste is incinerated. By comparison, the European average is 17.3 percent, and Denmark incinerates 56 percent of its municipal waste.

Plastic: but according to National Geographic, an astonishing 91 percent of plastic doesn't actually get recycled. This means that only around 9 percent is being recycled.

Of the 26m tonnes of waste produced in the UK, 12m tonnes are recycled, and 14m tonnes are sent to landfill sites. This gives us an average recycling rate of 45%.

Recycling in other words could be a great con, made to make us feel happier for the other polluting practices we make.  This American article will give you the idea, simply put, if recycling doesn't pay its way it will just get dumped, and maybe it is easier for the environment (and cheaper) to just dump our rubbish in landfill. 

I can't resist, Bullington Boy at his best, do you ever feel that he is just talking crap? It is a bit cruel I must admit, but he deserves it sitting next to David Attenborough with no mask.

And a photo which is causing some controversy also, mostly about dating though.  The Nebra Disk, a prehistoric homage to the stars, sun and moon.  Crafted many moons away and still as stunning at it was when it first saw the light of day.  An online lecture on it from  Devizes Museum in Wiltshire.

The Nebra Sky Disc (inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register) is the oldest concrete representation of the sky in human history. It is a testimony of the extensive networks of the Early Bronze Age reaching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean seas. A new special exhibition in Halle, in co-operation with the British Museum, summarizes the research undertaken within the last 20 years. Outstanding loaned items from the Wiltshire Museum are to be seen next to the Mold Cape, the Danish golden ships from Nors and the golden hat from Schifferstadt.

BBC news on a new exhibition about Stonehenge, though of course the disk was found in Halle, Germany.


  1. David Attenborough is risking a lot going to that conference at the age of 95. Hopefully not covid, but some of the post lockdown colds circulating round are pretty debilitating. I've got one.

  2. So has my granddaughter, it has gone through the school if not the town. She was supposed to do mock exams this week. Yes Attenborough is brave but he is fighting for the natural world. I just find it so annoying that Johnson could not think of others when he did not wear a mask.

  3. Do you think he seriously ever does think of others I doubt it.

    That disc is exquisite - I have not heard of it before.

    1. It is beautiful Pat. There is a Gallic Celtic Iron Age calendar called the Coligny Calendar as well which gives a five day week which is also rather extraordinary.


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