Tag Archives: Pollution

Plastic Bottle money back scheme

I really wish the plastic bottle return scheme was implemented. There was talk of a scheme where you would get 25p or 50p for each plastic bottle returned.

My main barrier to plastic recycling at work is, no incentive to do so.

With so many other priorities for the day, and the need to keep shared areas clear of objects, mostly everything goes into one bin.

I’ve even found my use of prepared meals including plastic drinks increase, because staff are not included in food, except when leftovers are available.

Some companies I worked for as an agency worker allowed staff to eat, however the policies weren’t too clear.

One session you could be invited to join in with the meal after the clients, and other sessions you might find yourself told off for taking unauthorised foods like a banana!

The long shift patterns, and unpredictable facilities for preparing own food, means that the good intention to make something at work, becomes side lined, and more pre-packed meal deals are needed.

Finally when the day is finished, I return home, where I live alone, and the motivation to cook from scratch is depleted even further at having no one to share or enjoy fresh food with.

I wish the small cash back for plastic bottles scheme was introduced, or similar ways where recycling can be incentivised, rather than an extra chore, when other demands are prioritised higher on the to do list.

Communication difficulties and winning companies during hard times

Two people I know, who face real, genuine difficulties, are also very difficult to communicate with. These people talk, and keep talking, without taking a break or pause to allow the other person to reply.

Being bombarded with endless verbal communication…

It’s really a challenge, and makes the listener want to get away asap.

Anyone else, know someone who has this unusual communication style?

Red River Flooding in North Dakota (high res)
Too much information, makes communication difficult to understand, like this pixelated map.
black car on garage
Cars seem so much part of society, like people feel they have no other option but to use their car.

And companies or charities, making huge windfalls in cash like oil companies, maybe they get you annoyed. Or charities which are just the right size with exactly the best policies, that keep getting too much of the money for their causes.

In my neighbourhood, the garages seem to be the best performing businesses in the area. Adding more vehicles to the area, and the later and later the revving of motors goes on into the night.

Making working adults more sleep deprived.

Charities with too much money and too many policies. I just don’t like them.

It’s really tough for grassroots businesses or start ups, and small companies to grow.

Makes me really sad, seeing how dependent we are on cars, and how these businesses are growing next to my neighbourhood where small children live and single parent households too.

I am having quite a difficult time, my job isn’t the easiest and lots of things aren’t just happening for me, and I have to deal with lots of sensory stresses everyday at home and at night.

Is anyone else feeling annoyed when businesses or charities seem to be doing so well, when other people are experiencing such hard times?

Painful noise stress

One thing I have not been able to escape this pandemic as well as covid, is noise stress.

Especially drilling into concrete.

I’ve been to Bath, Wells and all round Bristol and Somerset. Each time there’s someone doing a building project outdoors which involves sawing into tarmac, or stonework.

I even had it outside my door for ten days in August.

I brought these ear defenders, they just take the loudest parts of the sound down in volume and make it a little harder to follow the conversation.

I hope as well as being annoying that it’s not causing irreversible hearing damage. Although I just don’t know.