Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Call me pedantic

Jonathan Church, media director for Tesco, seems to have become a little jumbled while defending the new £1.99 price of whole chickens in this BBC News article.

"We have been working hard for a while to increase the amount of higher-welfare chicken we sell." He says. But he also says that customers can be assured the chickens (and the article implies he is referring to the £1.99 birds) have been "raised in the highest welfare environment."

Really? So explain to me how are there higher-welfare chickens? Maybe it's just me, but I didn't think that higher than highest was possible.

Sunday, 3 February 2008

This is not a disposable chopstick

I'm all for re-usable shopping bags. Actually, I've been trying to work out if it's bad to get a plastic bag or two every week to re-use as garbage bags, because I've run out and don't see the point in buying bags for that purpose (any ideas welcome). I'm getting off topic though. The point is that though I am into reducing my waste, I must admit that I was a little skeptical when I started reading David Lebovitz's post about starting to carry your own re-usable chopsticks. Do itsy-bitsy chopsticks really have that big of an impact on the environment? Well, yes, it turns out. I've started doing some reading here and here and now I'm convinced. Henceforth I will carry my own reusable chopsticks.

It's not like they're going to break your back, is it?