Our current campaign is a global war against that yoke of uniformity, the neck tie.
There can be no logical explanation why people continue to tie strips of cloth tightly around their throats and then dangle them on their chests.
This was blogged on 16 October 2005, but the real campaign against the necktie started in practice in the 90’s with the wearing of silly socks on Fridays. The more radical followers of the movement also began wearing outrageous and unseemly ties to draw attention to the folly of the fashion convention.
The recent neck-naked appearances of those prisoners of convention and foremost icons of the stiff upper lip Society, HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, KG, KT, PC, ADC(P), HRH Prince Henry of Wales, KCVO and the Obamas indicates their clear support for the campaign and clearly demonstrates that the campaign is all but won. (The speculation that they read this blog can not be confirmed.)
We will not be distracted by celebrations of victory but rather dedicate our considerable efforts to a new campaign.
Ban the Bag
The New York City Sanitation Department collects more than 1,700 tons of single
use carry-out bags every week and has to spend $12.5 million a year to dispose of them.
Clean up Australia informs us that plastic bags have been around for 30 years now. It is estimated worldwide that 1 trillion bags are used and discarded every year.
Australians use 3.92 billion plastic bags a year, that’s over 10 million new bags being used every day. An estimated 3.76 billion bags or 20,700 tonnes of plastic are disposed of in landfill sites throughout Australia every year. Australians dump 7,150 recyclable plastic bags into landfills every minute or 429,000 bags every hour.
We know that we can do without them; they are a recent invention – we used baskets or boxes before, we can use them again. Aldi has none and we flock there!
ACT, Northern Territory, South Australia and Tasmania have banned single-use plastic shopping bags. Why do Queensland, NSW, Western Australia, Europe and the World not follow?
This is one way we can contribute to saving our world – work on it, work on your politicians, teachers and children: you can do it!
Start by taking your own carry bags to the supermarket and greengrocer – don’t use their bags. Not that easy – you have to put on your Crusader’s armour everytime you shop!
I personally will have to work out a solution to picking up dog poo, but I will try too.
I wonder if the Princes are good to go on this? (Not the dog poo bit, but lending their weight to a plastic bag ban…)
Our destiny is in our own hands! Seize the opportunity and strike a blow for everyone of us!