Plastic waste

PUBLISHED: 11:07 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

SIR, — I read with interest your two letters on recycling (Herts Advertiser, January 15). As it happens I have recently stopped having milk from my milkman even though his service was very good. The reason being that I became very tired of all the dozens

SIR, - I read with interest your two letters on recycling (Herts Advertiser, January 15). As it happens I have recently stopped having milk from my milkman even though his service was very good. The reason being that I became very tired of all the dozens of plastic bottles accumulating along with all the other plastic from supermarkets waiting in the garage for me - no room for the car - to transport all to the recycling depot.

My intention now is to have milk delivered to me in bottles which are collected, sterilised and reused. I can't think why this sensible method faded out. I get my bread from a baker who uses paper bags, and cardboard boxes for his cakes, both made of biodegradable material, and the bread much nicer than any bought at the supermarket.

I really don't like to think about the millions upon millions of plastic bottles and containers being produced. We'll be swimming in the stuff soon if we don't watch out.

In the final analysis it really is up to everybody to voice their concerns, especially to the supermarket managers, as I have already done. If enough people do this they must take notice. And the environmentalists - why are they allowing this situation to continue? I think they should pull their socks up and do something to put a stop to the manufacture of so much of this dangerous material. After all, isn't this what they are paid for - to protect our environment, or am I wrong in thinking this?

Anyway why should it come down all the time to us ordinary people to do what they should be doing?

ELIZABETH DUMPLETON,

Wilstone Drive, St Albans.


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