“Plastic should be a high value material… [It] should be in products that last a long time, and at the end of the life, you recycle it. To take oil or natural gas that took millions of years to produce and then to make a disposable product that last minutes or seconds, and then to just discard it — I think that’s not a good way of using this resource.” (Robert Haley)
In my first post of 30 Days Wild, I mentioned my poor seedlings that were having a hard time after being moved to the vegetable patch. Now, when we first dug the patch we turned over the first door of soil and didn’t bother going in further as it was all turfed previously.
That’s something I regret.
When I investigated my dying cucumber plants, I found a huge bag buried under the soil — having to uproot that particular patch section to remove the bag completely. I couldn’t find a date on the bag sadly, but it was only a few days ago a gardener found a crisp packet on her allotment that had a 1970’s date and it looked as though it had been buried yesterday.. A stark reminder that this material we have created is forever.
Robot Haley, the source of the quote I’ve used above got it pretty spot on I reckon!
The #30DaysWild challenge that The Wildlife Trust organise is all about reaffirming ourselves with nature, and taking the time to spend at least an hour a day enjoying what she has to offer. When you sign up to take part you receive: a wall chart to plot your progress, some wonderful wild stickers, a leaflet absolutely full to the brim of ideas you can use for your own experience and a packet of wildflower seeds so you can create your own little patch of wild this month. Sign up here to apply for your own pack!