Sunday, December 20, 2009

Save our world and think green: Don't burn our garden waste





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http://workofthepoet.blogspot.com/2009/09/think-green-thursday_10.html

Burning causes haze and emits harmful pollutants. I remember the worst haze in Singapore occured when jungles were burnt in Indonesia and Malaysia. Planes had to be rescheduled in Kuala Lumpur because the visibility was so bad.

Here in Auckland, you can collect all your garden cuttings and waste and put them in a yellow bin, The "green cycle" yellow truck will come and collect your clippings. They will take them to be chipped or composted.

10 comments:

SJ said...

cant wait for earth hour

A smile from SJ =)

Diane AZ said...

I like to compost little yard trimmings myself. But for bigger branches, I wish there was "green cycle" pick-up in this area like you have in Auckland.

thomas said...

You remember the haze well,
for those who don't,
you can see how bad it is in this post

Queenmothermamaw said...

You are so right. A much better way to dispose of those things. I had one of your towns on my crossword puzzle the other day and thanks to you I knew it. blessings
QMM

wenn said...

great..merry xmas!

Sara Williams said...

We have a green bin and a black bin and they are taken away on alternative weeks. The black bin is for general waste, stuff that cant be recycled but the green bin is for garden waste, household waste which includes cooked food, bones etc and corrugated cardboard. The contents of the green bin are used to make compost which can be collected free of charge!
We also recycle glass, plastic cartons, paper, normal cardboard and tin on a weekly basis.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ideally in Malaysia there are three bins - for newspapers - for tins (recyclables) and for non-recyclables...to be taken away.

But we have not started a compost bin yet...We are waiting for a politician to have the glory of "initiating " it.

Meanwhile it is always a "little" burning and a little home composting in the backyard.

Nice of you to share the idea.

Cheryl said...

Here we cannot burn outside without a permit, no trash can be burned at all but goes to the recycling center. We recycle aluminum, plastics, newspapers, magazines, glass and have separate areas to dispose of construction materials and refrigerators and stoves. Every bit helps!

Dave said...

We hire a garden wheelie bin which is emptied each month for a charge.- Dave

Dora said...

The people here are still very stubborn or I shall call them uncivilized 'coz they won't stop burning rubbish...

Merry Xmas to u Ann & to your Family!