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.
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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.
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