We keep being told about the deforestation of the jungles to make paper, and how we can help preserve the wildlife by using less paper - here is a case of gross waste.
Last week, a package arrived from Amazon; it was no bigger than a regular book size - the box is for an electric can opener - after opening the box we were amazed at the amount of packaging inside.
There are over 20 feet of brown paper surrounding the cardboard box with the opener. The cats loved to chase the paper, and the only good thing is that as the packaging is brown paper, it will be suitable for composting.
The Fuchsia shown here is one I grew from a shoot many years ago and I hope this year to grow more like this next year, once our garden is made disabled accessible.
For many years, my wife and I have turned our waste to good use with homegrown foods, they always taste better than factory farmed produce that is no false statement when you grow a radish the size of a jawbreaker and full of flavor.