Thursday, 10 June 2021
Takeaways and Plastic Pollution
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/10/takeaway-food-and-drink-litter-dominates-ocean-plastic-study-shows). The studies found that around 50% of plastic litter in the seas, was associated with takeaway food and drink. This material largely consisted of bags, plastic bottles, food containers and food wrappers. Some fishing items were also prominent but there was a marked reduction in the now-banned plastic straws and cotton buds. All plastic items are very slow to degrade but banning items can help. It was found that Turkey, Italy and the UK were the worst contributors to floating marine plastic litter. It might be a good idea to charge takeaway companies for their one-use, plastic waste.
Creeping thistle ( Cirsium arvense ) in flower in Bynea.
Plastic pollution (especially in the oceans) is a real concern and, perhaps, deserves a similar attention as climate change. It has been pr...
Flies (Diptera) can be quite impressive on a snow-white back drop. I show a number of candidates I have encountered on my travels.
A combination of night rain and day-time sun has resulted in more Bynea blooms. The Southern marsh orchid ( Dactylorhiza praetermissa...