Hard rubbish day – Min
There’s a week when gawples put out their junk on the pavements for what they call ‘hard rubbish day’.
Sometimes in the twilight when we can’t be seen, we glins fly up and down Melon Street, to look at what is in these huge piles in front of almost every home.
It’s fascinating what they have and don’t want want anymore. We cannot work out why they need so much stuff in the first place, or then once they have it, why they throw it out.
Where does it all go? My mothers say there are nasty toxic substances in a lot of the rubbish that leach might leach into the soil and destroy the eco-system.
Galine who is good at maths, tried to multiply it’s volume by all the homes in all the streets nearby. But even she ran out of brain space trying to compute how much rubbish like this there would be on the Great Orb.
It’s painful imagining our beautiful planet struggling with the weight of it all.
Hard rubbish day – Grandle
Today Pipe and I went to the local tip to recycle some of the stuff we cannot use anymore so we didn’t have to put it in hard rubbish. We’ve been worried, that although we try not to buy a lot, somehow we always have things in the house we no longer use.
We had some computers and an old printer which the recycling centre took for free. They dissemble the machines and arrange them into spare parts or metals that can be melted down.
We also had loads of old books which they were pleased to add to their library.
We hope that the old plastic mop which had broken will be shredded and made into something recycled.
It is such a small contribution to recycling, but if everyone did it, perhaps those piles of rubbish on hard rubbish day would not be so big. And so distressing. Especially for our planet.
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