Greenwashing

Sustainability is about something you can keep doing. The onus is not just on you as an individual or a family.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

So many people recycle, and in some ways get it wrong. Simple things like putting the wrong type of plastic into the recycling. Or leaving the lids on bottles (two different plastics and a lot of places don’t recycle the lids). Soft plastics like polystyrene cannot be recycled.

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The depressing reality of it all.

Every Sunday we do our ‘weekly shop’. I hate grocery shopping. But we have a routine and a trench worn around Aldi and Dunnes where we pick the same things up each week. We generally don’t keep or ask for receipts but this weekend I did. I wanted to see how much of what we […]

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How deep is too deep…

Sexual innuendos aside when taking on the Avocado Problem we have been caught short on a lot of things we take for granted. Tea and coffee being the big ones. We drink Barry’s Tea, which is blended here in Cork City, and I also drink a brand of Italian coffee. However they don’t grow the […]

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Poo. Fecal Matter. Human Slurry.

Our septic tank

Ireland’s population is almost completely evenly spread across the island. There are two dense blobs (Cork and Dublin) and two sparser areas on the West coast. But otherwise most of us live in the country. Rural electrification happened in the 1940s, but any other infrastructure would have been absolutely pointless and prohibitively expensive. So that’s […]

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“Yeah, but it’s tradition!”

Tradition is a bane here. Not changing something because traditionally it’s done that way is the speed bump in the way of Ireland’s progression.

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