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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:21 PM

George,

 

The community skips were removed because they were largely abused by builders and other businesses fly tipping there waste.

 

The skips were put there to serve the community only, but were filled with builders rubble etc in no time.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:47 PM

George,

 

The community skips were removed because they were largely abused by builders and other businesses fly tipping there waste.

 

The skips were put there to serve the community only, but were filled with builders rubble etc in no time.

 

Agreed, Tio. Having said that, the skips were very beneficial. For a start, they both kept a huge amount of rubbish off the roads and stopped the islands being polluted. They were effective in doing that and would be again if they were returned. Nobody has yet suggested what we would see from a lot of wee bins that would blow away if there was more than a draught.

 

ps. Negative comments regarding expensive but useless wee bins are more than welcome.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:17 PM

 

Please, let's use this thread to support the effort, answer questions, support each other -- if you want to post negative responses, please start another thread.

 

What a good idea, ban negative responses. That's very like telling lies and denying the truth, isn't it.

 

The S.I.C used to deliver skips and allow them to be filled with rubbish, be it wood, metal, stone and all the rest. That has been gone for three or four years now and all the rubbish just gets thrown out to sea. That was all caused by the council, what a good idea.

 

Support the lies and garbage if you want, ETLerwick. I prefer honesty.

 

Honesty in the S.I.C means doing nothing productive for the population of Shetland while extracting every single penny from them, but that's a good idea isn't it. Claim the S.I.C is doing a splendid job while denying the truth. A round of applause here, I think. I can't think why but I'll think all the same, yawn.

 

 

Seriously? If people can't be arsed arranging a bulky item pick up or taking their large items to the dump that is hardly the fault of the SIC is it? I honestly don't think all that rubbish that used to go in the skips gets thrown out to sea. there is definately fly tipping going on but the chap that I have seen doing it shouldn't have been using the community council skips anyway.

 

I think the OP was looking for some positivity for a change and not the usual doom and gloom SIC bashing.

 

It is their thread is you don't like it start your own.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:20 PM

The roadsides are covered in rubbish because some people through bottles etc out of their cars windows instead of taking it home like any normal person would.

I am glad that Shetlanders seem to be well hydrated judging by the amount of plastic water/juice bottles I pick up on a daily basis.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:28 PM

Please, let's use this thread to ....... answer questions,....

 

Where is the evidence, preferably in the form of a detailed, comprehensive, accurate, realistic and  believable environmental audit, proving the proposed changes will create a more environmentally beneficial situation than the status quo?

 

Don't refer me to the cherry picked waffling piece of spin and propoganda that's been waved around so far either, its devoid of accuracy and fluffily light on data quantified in numbers and hard facts to the point its more unhelpful than helpful.

 

Prove this is an environmentally beneficial change and I'll back it, otherwise it IS just a box ticking political exercise that deserves contempt.

 

Just because 'Zero Waste Scotland' aka. Holyrood says it is, most certainly does not make it so - if for no other reason than they are political, and by default of being so operate primarily to a political agenda.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:37 PM

I really want to see the plastic and can return machines here that they have in many European countries where you get tokens or money back,


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:46 PM

Composting  :razz:


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:54 PM

I want to see less pre-packed stuff at the supermarket. Far too many veg items come in plastic. If different loose veg like tatties, carrots, onion were at the same price per kilo, you could get and weigh one reusable bag of mixed veg. or is that daft  :???:


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:23 PM

I want to see less pre-packed stuff at the supermarket. Far too many veg items come in plastic. If different loose veg like tatties, carrots, onion were at the same price per kilo, you could get and weigh one reusable bag of mixed veg. or is that daft  :???:

 

Plastic is a pollutant therefore plastic bags are a pollutant. Would it not be better to either re-use your plastic bags or better still, use paper bags that break down naturely to carry your food in.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:26 PM

 

 

Please, let's use this thread to support the effort, answer questions, support each other -- if you want to post negative responses, please start another thread.

 

What a good idea, ban negative responses. That's very like telling lies and denying the truth, isn't it.

 

The S.I.C used to deliver skips and allow them to be filled with rubbish, be it wood, metal, stone and all the rest. That has been gone for three or four years now and all the rubbish just gets thrown out to sea. That was all caused by the council, what a good idea.

 

Support the lies and garbage if you want, ETLerwick. I prefer honesty.

 

Honesty in the S.I.C means doing nothing productive for the population of Shetland while extracting every single penny from them, but that's a good idea isn't it. Claim the S.I.C is doing a splendid job while denying the truth. A round of applause here, I think. I can't think why but I'll think all the same, yawn.

 

 

Seriously? If people can't be arsed arranging a bulky item pick up or taking their large items to the dump that is hardly the fault of the SIC is it? I honestly don't think all that rubbish that used to go in the skips gets thrown out to sea. there is definately fly tipping going on but the chap that I have seen doing it shouldn't have been using the community council skips anyway.

 

I think the OP was looking for some positivity for a change and not the usual doom and gloom SIC bashing.

 

It is their thread is you don't like it start your own.

 


Perhaps folk "can't be arsed", as you so eloquently put it, is because they don't have the funds to pay for said item to be collected and don't have transport to get to the dump.  


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:29 PM

The roadsides are covered in rubbish because some people through bottles etc out of their cars windows instead of taking it home like any normal person would.

I am glad that Shetlanders seem to be well hydrated judging by the amount of plastic water/juice bottles I pick up on a daily basis.

Or because the SIC refuses to do what is done in other parts of the UK, namely employ folk to pick up rubbish outside of the toon.  Instead, they try to con people into thinking we should all volunteer for the clean ups.  Be far too sensible for anyone doing community service to be lowered to picking up rubbish.

And before you accuse me of being all doom and gloom/SIC bashing, I do think that folk should pick up their own rubbish/take it home with them/place in suitable receptacle.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:11 PM

 

I want to see less pre-packed stuff at the supermarket. Far too many veg items come in plastic. If different loose veg like tatties, carrots, onion were at the same price per kilo, you could get and weigh one reusable bag of mixed veg. or is that daft  :???:

 

Plastic is a pollutant therefore plastic bags are a pollutant. Would it not be better to either re-use your plastic bags or better still, use paper bags that break down naturely to carry your food in.

 

 

Or a long term reusable bag for small stuff, smaller version of the reusable shopping bag, avoid plastic all together. Paper certainly better but still gets thrown out.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:13 PM

 

 

 

Please, let's use this thread to support the effort, answer questions, support each other -- if you want to post negative responses, please start another thread.

 

What a good idea, ban negative responses. That's very like telling lies and denying the truth, isn't it.

 

The S.I.C used to deliver skips and allow them to be filled with rubbish, be it wood, metal, stone and all the rest. That has been gone for three or four years now and all the rubbish just gets thrown out to sea. That was all caused by the council, what a good idea.

 

Support the lies and garbage if you want, ETLerwick. I prefer honesty.

 

Honesty in the S.I.C means doing nothing productive for the population of Shetland while extracting every single penny from them, but that's a good idea isn't it. Claim the S.I.C is doing a splendid job while denying the truth. A round of applause here, I think. I can't think why but I'll think all the same, yawn.

 

 

Seriously? If people can't be arsed arranging a bulky item pick up or taking their large items to the dump that is hardly the fault of the SIC is it? I honestly don't think all that rubbish that used to go in the skips gets thrown out to sea. there is definately fly tipping going on but the chap that I have seen doing it shouldn't have been using the community council skips anyway.

 

I think the OP was looking for some positivity for a change and not the usual doom and gloom SIC bashing.

 

It is their thread is you don't like it start your own.

 

Perhaps folk "can't be arsed", as you so eloquently put it, is because they don't have the funds to pay for said item to be collected and don't have transport to get to the dump.  

 

 

Do you not get 1 free uplift a year?

I am sure that we all know somebody that would help get stuff to the tip.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:18 PM

 

The roadsides are covered in rubbish because some people through bottles etc out of their cars windows instead of taking it home like any normal person would.

I am glad that Shetlanders seem to be well hydrated judging by the amount of plastic water/juice bottles I pick up on a daily basis.

Or because the SIC refuses to do what is done in other parts of the UK, namely employ folk to pick up rubbish outside of the toon.  Instead, they try to con people into thinking we should all volunteer for the clean ups.  Be far too sensible for anyone doing community service to be lowered to picking up rubbish.

And before you accuse me of being all doom and gloom/SIC bashing, I do think that folk should pick up their own rubbish/take it home with them/place in suitable receptacle.

 

I don't remember ever seeing anybody picking up from the side of the road when I lived South and there wasn't half the rubbish you see lying about in Shetland.

The council haven't conned me into picking anything up. I personally do it because it is there. I can't speak for anyone else.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:28 PM

 

 

 

 

Please, let's use this thread to support the effort, answer questions, support each other -- if you want to post negative responses, please start another thread.

 

What a good idea, ban negative responses. That's very like telling lies and denying the truth, isn't it.

 

The S.I.C used to deliver skips and allow them to be filled with rubbish, be it wood, metal, stone and all the rest. That has been gone for three or four years now and all the rubbish just gets thrown out to sea. That was all caused by the council, what a good idea.

 

Support the lies and garbage if you want, ETLerwick. I prefer honesty.

 

Honesty in the S.I.C means doing nothing productive for the population of Shetland while extracting every single penny from them, but that's a good idea isn't it. Claim the S.I.C is doing a splendid job while denying the truth. A round of applause here, I think. I can't think why but I'll think all the same, yawn.

 

 

Seriously? If people can't be arsed arranging a bulky item pick up or taking their large items to the dump that is hardly the fault of the SIC is it? I honestly don't think all that rubbish that used to go in the skips gets thrown out to sea. there is definately fly tipping going on but the chap that I have seen doing it shouldn't have been using the community council skips anyway.

 

I think the OP was looking for some positivity for a change and not the usual doom and gloom SIC bashing.

 

It is their thread is you don't like it start your own.

 

Perhaps folk "can't be arsed", as you so eloquently put it, is because they don't have the funds to pay for said item to be collected and don't have transport to get to the dump.  

 

 

Do you not get 1 free uplift a year?

I am sure that we all know somebody that would help get stuff to the tip.

 

 

No, you do not get one free uplift a year. You pay for bulky items to be uplifted, every single time. We all probably do know somebody that will shift it as required and willingly too. Remember though, you, me and everybody else pays for every single thing - whether it is provided or not.