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The BBC reported today that, since the introduction of a 5p charge in England, plastic bag use had fallen very significantly. They estimated that 640 million bags had been issues in the last six months compared to 7.64 billion over the previous year.  Alan Sloman tweeted “I wonder how the sales of plastic bags for […]

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Reprogramming my brain

I’ve written before about Nick Carr’s book, ‘The Shallows‘ where he suggests that our brains are adjusting themselves to cope with electronic media, delivered in small chunks and that we are losing the ability to concentrate for an extended period on ‘deep reading’. I was a bit sceptical about this but over the past year […]

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In buying some new lightweight gear for walking, I’ve looked at various kit lists which people have published such as this one or this one. I have found these to be pretty helpful but they all seem to be missing something which I consider essential – a pee bottle to save night time trips outside from the […]

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