So I had a bit of a break over the last few days - a week of extensive dread work resulted in some pretty nasty hook v fingers shredding (and worse) injuries so healing was required. While sitting around doing not very much is rarely my bag, this enforced hiatus has given me the time to constructively address a subject which has been top of my agenda for quite some time.
While we already recycle at least 90% of our household waste at ND Towers, we firmly believe that reduction is the way forward, and with plastic pollution at a critical stage for our planet not adding to the problem should be an everyday priority for all.
Last Sunday, we had the opportunity to meet and interact with Lulu, the resident 79 year old giant green sea turtle at SeaLife Blackpool. This magnificent old lady is a member of one of the planets many endangered species - not endangered through natural selection or an inability to adapt, but through environmental and interventional practices inflicted by our kind. I have to give a shout-out at this point to the SeaLife centers around the UK for their ceaseless work in conservation, education and their breeding programmes which are helping to preserve some of these precious species, and the staff at Blackpool particularly whose hard work has contributed to Blackpool finally reaching blue flag status - YAY!
While NattyDreadz tries to keep packaging to the lowest impact, through lack of a better solution I have up to now continued to use polythene grip seals to package loose beads. Following a bit of a Eureka moment brought on by a combination of my slightly less busy state and encounter with said turtle, NattyDreadz is extremely happy to report that I will now be plastic free!! DOUBLE YAY!