I know that not many people read this blog yet (note the optimism), and that everyone reading this probably knows about my petition, but I really need some help with it. It requires 10,000 signatures for government to respond and 100,000 to be considered for debate.
As I write I am proud to say that I have just over 1600 signatures – less than I hoped but more than I expected! I’d be so grateful for support with getting more.
Single-use black plastic has no place in our lives. Ignoring the issue of single-use plastic for now, at least other colours can be recycled. The black stuff could be recycled but most councils don’t have the machines to deal with it and understandably don’t want to buy them. My petitions asks for it to be made illegal for this black plastic to be used. We don’t need it and we don’t want it. At the very least there are other colours, although compostable or re-usable materials would be more ethical.
I am a woman of a certain age (not 60 yet!) who lives in Bristol. I’ve lived almost my whole life in Bristol, with a short sojourn in Cornwall in my teens. I am trying to lead my life in an ethical way in all areas and hope to explore what this means.
I have four passions and several interests so I hope I will have plenty to write about. My passions are my family, knitting, cricket and St Peter’s Hospice. My other interests are volunteering, the environment, reading, TV, films & theatre, fundraising, chronic fatigue, mental health and eating. My non-interests are animals, housework, football, rugby and cooking.
I come from a family of four – two sisters and a brother. Our parents dies a few years ago. I am married to my soulmate Colin, an amazing man who tolerates my funny ways and supports me in everything I do. We have three children and two wonderful granddaughters. I am so proud of my family – we must have done something right as they are all good people. I have two sons-in-law who I love like my own and together we all make up a family unit where everyone loves and respects everyone else.
I am a total hypochondriac but do have some genuine problems, some of which I may talk about at a later date. At the moment I am overweight and have just started to eat more healthily, which I think is the answer to weight loss. We were on holiday last week and enjoyed puddings and cakes every day.
I work part-time and Colin is recently retired. This means that we have been able to spend much more time together doing some of the things we’ve been meaning to do – some planned and some spontaneous. I love this period of my life – I just wish I had the energy to match the time and the opportunities available!
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