A walk in the woods

Updated: Oct 9, 2020

Image by Nick MacIneskar
It's amazing what you can find in the woods these days...

I recently took my regulation 1 hour exercise with my family through our local woods. The sun was bright, the day warm. Various insects buzzed and strafed these incomers into their domain.

It was quite wonderful.

And then, upon rounding a corner, I was suddenly driven back to reality, because I was greeted by the sight of 4 van wheels dumped deep in the forest alongside this track.

Image by Nick MacIneskar
It was tyre migration season in Argyll...

It wasn't the fact that someone had decided to dump their wheels - after all they could relatively easily be removed - but it was the presumption that by putting their waste here they had made it somebody else's problem.

And that made me think about how we all behave when it comes to getting rid of our generated waste. The old adage 'out of sight out of mind' has been turned on it's head as many councils struggle to manage the normal bin collections. Argyll is no exception and have suggested a two-weekly collection of all waste, including recycling, which will go straight to landfill.

Well, that's just great. We have spent years carefully sorting and cleaning recyclable materials only for it to be buried.

Please don't do it!

Store what you can (if you can) for the day we get back to some kind of normality.

Image by Nick MacIneskar
For the sake of the small things...