Plastic Challenge Day 8 & 9

Day eight, my bamboo toothbrushes arrived. And very nice they are. My teeth actually feel cleaner than ever. A pleasant surprise.

Day nine, my broadband kit arrived from BT. Well. The Outer wrapper was plastic/Cellophane stuff. But then there was another wrapper. Brown paper, with instructions printed on the inside. And wait for it… all printed with environmentally friendly ink. Within those was a brown box, containing the kit. There were also directions on where to send old electronic equipment, for it to be recycled. All rather impressive BT. Thank you. I just wish you hadn’t spoilt it with that final plastic layer. Oh, and it was all manufactured and printed in China. That was disappointing. Air miles, local jobs etc…

A wee note on th plight of the Fulmar…
“These seabirds, relatives of albatrosses, breed on cliffs around the UK. Since declines began in the mid-1980s the population size in Europe is estimated to have dropped by more than 40%.They are  highly susceptible to ingesting marine litter and plastics and, like Balearic shearwaters bycatch in fisheries is also a significant threat, with large numbers recorded as caught in longline fisheries in the North East Atlantic and in trawl fisheries.”

Sent from my Sony Xperia™ smartphone


About Olivia N Masi

From art college drop-out, to office space-planner, to back-packer, to air stewardess, to brolly babe, to model agent, to wildlife conservationist. How? I've always believed in jumping at every opportunity that comes my way. This has taken me along some bizarre career paths. None of which I regret. I have been to amazing places and met fascinating people. And having worked in the motor sport industry I've sadly experienced too many beloved friends take one adrenalin step too many. I think of them always. I've hung out with pop-stars, sports personalities, and millionaires. I reached a point when nothing but VIP would do. And then something happened. My pops passed away and I felt the need to reconnect with my Italian side. Whilst in Italy, I learnt to be resourceful, to recycle everything, to listen to the valley, to grow my own veg, to catch and tame feral cats, and to follow my heart. My heart led me to a desire to save this beautiful Earth, and all the wonderful life upon it. And so I read, and then I studied with the Open University. I suddenly found myself accepted on a BSc in Wildlife Conservation, having left school with pitiful qualifications. So here I am. A qualified Wildlife Conservationist. A scientist I suppose. I love nothing more than to listen to birdsong, and watch, learn and photograph wildlife. So here is to me getting the perfect job where I can contribute to saving one of Earth's beautiful species. Do I miss the glamour of the old life? The VIP lifestyle? The petrol-head adrenalin? The buzz of being a successful business owner? Only occasionally. Though it seems more like the distant dreams of a previous life.
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