2016-03-21 Mon

Doomed By the Scientific Crowd

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We are all Doomed By the Scientific Crowd. Now they have come up with bacteria to eat some of the plastic bottles that are a blight in our countries.

I too have come up with a new method to deal with the problem, although my solution does not address the problem of managing the “more than 45 million tonnes of this particular type of plastic produced globally each year”

Here’s my solution: Stop buying drinking water sold in plastic bottles.

Now I like to think that the 45,000,000 tonnes of plastic represents more than just those annoying crinkly plastic tubes that line the sidewalks, kerbs, gutters and streets. And Countryside.

But if we would just stop buying bottled water, then these Global Folks would stop producing those particular types of plastic bottles.

Then we could cut down on – oh! I don’t know, bottled juices perhaps. Full of sugar and long molecules.

If we would just stop buying bottled fruit juice, then these Global Folks would stop producing those particular types of plastic bottles.

Then we might switch down to refillable bottles or jars at our local ketchup/mustard/honey store.

If we would just stop buying bottled ketchup, then these Global Folks would stop producing those particular types of plastic bottles.

My idea isn’t as sexy as bacteria – what is? – but it is something that everyone could adopt today. I mean, as of this minute.

(P.S. I Can see the advantages in sealed bottles of sterile water in specific circumstances, such as the back of an ambulance or, perhaps, in a passenger jet at 30,000 feet)

SUFE

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Pineapple trees grow in tropical climes; warm, wet/dry, long hours of uninterrupted sunlight, ...

So they don’t produce well in downtown Toronto.

I am pleased with the effort made by the pineapple top I diverted from the Deadly Green Bin program a year or two ago. I plopped the top atop a pot of soil, and watered it.

The tips reach to each end of my window-sill.

Yes, those golden shapes are edited in to highlight the tips.

I do not know the growth rate or potential for window-sill pineapples in Toronto.

I will be delighted if I find myself growing a small tropical tree from what would have been classed as garbage.

Now I notice that a lower leaf of the pineapple appears to be establishing social relations with a spider plant ...