Sunday, 27 May 2007

Sunday papers make me worry.

Went shopping in East Dulwich's street market yesterday and hardly spotted one plastic carrier bag. Seems like the lovely people of East Dulwich have understood the issue, now for the rest of the world.....
I have just read a report on the Naples garbage nightmare - and nightmare really isn't overstating the case. With 30,000 tons of rubbish rotting in the streets residents decided that setting fire to it - better to smell the smoke that the rot. Fires inevitably burned more than just the rubbish.
The authorities have opened some emergency dumps and are moving rubbish to a new incineration plant due to open later in the year.
The story has so many lessons for the rest of us - choose from local government corruption, tourism cover-ups, fly-tipping, hazardous incinerator fumes. Naples had the worst record for recycling in Italy.
Watch to see whether the Neopolitans change their ways and better still whether the story gets enough publicity to stop other cities going the same way.

Friday, 25 May 2007

May 25th

It is important to take some time to look around and enjoy the day. This morning I was up very early and went for a long walk on the beach at Camber Sands with a friend. The tide was far out and the rippled sand we were walking on was actually the sea bed. What a perfect start to a Friday - the beach was clean and I felt very lucky. Not like the people of Naples. I saw on the news that their landfill sites are full and no garbage has been collected for a while now. It is piled high all along the sides of the roads, smelly and rotting in the hot sun. People are staying indoors to avoid the stench. This happened quite fast and I wonder what they going to do now. This bit of footage should be shown to every doubter who can't be bothered to recycle.
LandFILL will become LandFULL unless everyone takes this seriously.

Thursday, 24 May 2007

Hello World

This is my first blog and there is so much to say its a bit like leaping into a fast flowing river without knowing where the hidden hazards are. Well - here goes.
Carry-a-bag started about two and a half years ago and the website has been up and running for a year now. In that time I have made hundreds of bags and it makes me happy to think that each one goes out onto the street to spread the message. I aim to make them pretty for the girls and
a bit cool for the boys - you have to want to take your bag to the shops.
People ask if I get bored with all this sewing and printing but honestly I don't - repetitive tasks can liberate your thoughts.


About Me

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Hastings, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Carry-a-bag began about five ago when I was fuming about plastic carrier bags stuck in trees, washed up on the beach and generally messing up the planet. It began as a little idea but one morning I woke up thinking "don't take a carrier bag just remember to carry a bag. And now I make bags all the time.


Take it shopping or digging...

September 11th 2007

September 11th 2007
Blue sky day


time to save the planet dudes + me in the hat