As part of my Lent Promise I started a new petition yesterday. It’s very similar to the old (unsuccessful) one. Today’s Lent activity is to publicise said petition so here we go.
In early September 2018 I petitioned the government on their own petition website. I had six months to gather as many electronic signatures as I could, requesting that parliament ban black plastic packaging before the end of this year. I really don’t see why it’s allowed. Although I try to avoid single-use plastic in general I still use a fair bit but the BLACK stuff is wicked. Most local authorities can’t recycle it so it goes in with general rubbish. It then gets buried or burned. Why do we have it? The answer seems to be because ‘food looks better in black trays’
Back to my petition. This is a screenshot today.
Please though I was that 2343 people thought that my idea was worth backing, there is also this:
Hence my new one. This time I’m trying Change.org which seems to be a great site. As well as being easy to use they also promote petitions to like-minded members. So the link to go to is
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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