Sunday, December 03, 2006

On My Mind.

I have been thinking about serious writing and I have gather many of the topics on my mind. One of the topics I often thought about (in despair) is the subject of 'WASTE'. My particular concerns are with the WASTE of Papers and printed materials. The reason is that this is one of the products that affect our world, the trees and the forests.

I came across several web sites while I was doing a reseach for this topic and I came across this thought provoking article about the Free Newspapers in London....

What Ever Happened To ...FREE Newspapers..
In addition to Metro, City A.M. and assorted magazines aimed at Aussies, Kiwis and South Africans, the commuters of London can now avail themselves of 800,000 extra free papers each weekday in the form of new launches thelondonpaper and London Lite.

Which means a huge addition to the 20 tonnes of newsprint already being dumped every day on the seats and floors of the London Underground (sadly, there are no litter bins, dating back to the security risk posed in the days of the IRA).

I also saw a notice on a Frest Ethics web site about Victoria Secret and their catalog.

"Victoria's Secret is recklessly destroying Endangered Forests, contributing to global warming and habitat destruction," said Matt Meyer, one of the organizers of the demonstration, a Unitarian Universalist and co-founder of BCSL. "They're taking one of our most valuable resources and turning it into junk mail," added Shana Ortman of ForestEthics.

Victoria's Secret prints 395 million catalogs a year, predominately on virgin paper that comes directly from North America's Great Boreal Forest. Victoria's Secret's paper supplier, International Paper, sources fiber for paper from companies such as West Fraser, a known destroyer of Endangered Forests. Victoria's Secret also sources paper from Endangered Forests in the Southeast United States. Victoria's Secret is currently reviewing its paper purchasing so they can consider more environmentally responsible options.

I have my own opinions about the two subjects above which related to my research and my topic that I will post here in the near future.


No comments: