An ungreen corn starch bag? A green newspaper?
We all know what bloody environmentalists are like once they get going, so it might be asking for trouble bringing this up, but I notice that both of our green blogger friends Vowles and Charlie Bolton are implacably opposed to former rubbish Czar Gary Hopkins’ demands that biodegradeable corn starch bags are introduced to line our recycling bins.
Where is the sense in manufacturing something (like corn starch plastic bags) specially to throw away – even if its biodegradable?
If people carefully wrap their brown bin waste up properly each day to make newspaper parcels, ensuring several layers are used and that there are no leaks in the parcels, then there should be few problems.
And Charlie says:
To put it another way, whats wrong with wrapping waste in newspaper?????
But what’s so green about newspaper? Why are these two buying newspaper when they could read them for free on the internet? To put it another way: where is the sense in buying something (like newspapers) specially to throw away – when you can get a free and totally wasteless version?
I think we should be told (and I suspect we probably will be).