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Letter: Our Disregard for Our Planet Is Lunacy

Published on: 29 Jun, 2021
Updated on: 29 Jun, 2021

From: Pearl Catlin

In response to: Rubbish Litters Street As Students Move Out Of Rented Accommodation

We are deliberately creating a disaster for our world anyway.

As a principle, I detest online shopping for groceries. I am almost 92, live alone, and my granddaughter ordered a few items for me as I was suddenly ill and housebound.

There were four items but they arrived spread over three days; so three polluting van trips were made.

There was lots of packaging which I had great trouble opening. When finally I got to the contents of each pack the items were heavily packaged too.

I ended up with three loads of cardboard streaked with Sellotape which required a knife to cut (no easy task at my age). There was also masses of bubble wrap and I needed help to get it into a bin.

It might all end up in the seas, killing off the wildlife and help, through global warming, cause the sea to rise and flood.

We must be raving mad.

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Responses to Letter: Our Disregard for Our Planet Is Lunacy

  1. Jan Messinger Reply

    June 29, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    Pearl Catlin is quite right and this just confirms what I said in reply to the initial article.

    Why are today’s students who wish to save the planet and want a more sustainable living for their future creating all this rubbish in the first place?

    If it’s just packing up to go home then do what every other parent of a university student does when they pick them up at end of the year, take it home, sort it out and dispose of it appropriately. After all, people now rent clothes and even accessories like handbags and shoes. I thought this was what today’s young people are interested in.

    Perhaps all they want to do is order Deliveroo food to their door, regardless of harm to the planet and think the rest of us will re-use, recycle and dispose of any rubbish appropriately.

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