Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!

Wednesday 12 March 2008

M and S plastic bag petition

I am a regular poster on the 'It's Not Easy Being Green' forum and there has been much discussion on there about the M & S decision to charge for their plastic bags. As a result a petition has been created by members of the internet forum asking M & S to cease providing plastic bags altogether. Although it was set up with the blessing and support of the forum owner and management, the views expressed are those of the individual signatories.

The petition asks that Marks and Spencer give serious consideration to ceasing the practice of supplying plastic bags with purchases, either free or charged for. There are severe environmental issues surrounding their production and disposal so the only safe and sensible option is to no longer supply them at all but to continue with sales of cloth bags.

As someone who loathes and detests plastic bags, the damage they do, the resources that are wasted in their production AND the "throwaway" mentality they encourage, I am very happy to put up this link on my blog!

So...click on the title to go to the petition! And thanks!!


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