DOMESTIC RECYCLING AND HOW TO DO IT BETTER

“To recycle your waste is to help the planet.  We don’t always know how to successfully recycle and I found a great article on it for you.  My son told me last week how frustrating it can be for recyclers when tubs etc are not washed out thoroughly and he is concerned when we recycle that we get it right. I think this is a great thing about this younger generation, in that they are the generation really working with this concept probably more than others.  They have been born into it and therefore also inherited our messed up planetary pollution and waste issues.  So to prosper our thought patterns and assist in the greater good I went seeking for a great article which is informative and will assist you to recycle well.  Here it is.”

“War on Waste: Recycling and why you’re almost certainly wasting your time rinsing it

OPINION
The Conversation
By Trevor Thornton

Posted Mon at 6:49am

Plastic bottlesPHOTO: Your bottles and cans don’t have to be sparkling clean to go in the recycling bin. (Pixabay)
RELATED STORY: What plastics can you recycle?
MAP: Australia

Once a fortnight we diligently wheel our recycling bin to the kerb, and then probably give ourselves a pat on the back while thinking of all the useful products we have helped to create, and the resources and energy we have saved.

Yet it pays to think a bit more deeply about what is going into each bin.

Audits of kerbside collections have shown that around 10 per cent (by volume) of the material placed in kerbside recycling bins should not be there.

The most common “contamination” items include plastic bags (both full and empty), textiles, green waste, polystyrene (styrofoam) and general rubbish.

The problem cuts the other way too. Around a third of landfill waste bins routinely contain recyclables or green waste.

How many of us actually know where the contents of our recycling bin go, who manages it, and how the various materials are separated?

This knowledge is a crucial element in reducing contamination and improving our recycling industry.

Bin information

2005 report found 48 per cent of Australians were confused about what could and could not be recycled, not least because the rules and practices differ between local governments and commercial operators, and between households and workplaces.

For household recycling, we generally receive an annual flyer from the council telling us what should and should not go in the recycling bin.

How can you reduce plastic?


Here are some tips to help you reduce the amount of plastic you use.

But there is typically little or no feedback on whether we’re getting it right.

By way of example, ask yourself (and your friends) how much time you spend rinsing out tins, yoghurt pots and other food containers before throwing them in the recycling.

The truth is that you don’t have to do this at all, because today’s recycling systems can easily cope with the levels of food often found in or on these containers.

Yet many householders still do it, either because they were never told it was unnecessary, or because they were given the information but didn’t read it.

Meanwhile, we waste water, energy and time rinsing our recycling.

Where’s the info?

A recent confidential report compiled for four regional councils in Victoria found that only 29 per cent of householders had ever looked at a council website for information about recycling.

Most respondents said they got their information from schools, local newspapers and bin stickers.

It is important to have clear information from the right source about which items can and can’t be recycled.

One example is plastic shopping bags, which many supermarkets urge their customers to recycle by placing them in dedicated bins on the shop premises.

But this might prompt shoppers to think that plastic bags can be recycled in their kerbside collection too, which is typically not the case.

And, as we saw above, relatively few householders check their local council’s website for the right information.

Plastic bags are just one of the common contaminants in the recycling stream that result in large volumes of recyclables being rejected and disposed of in landfill.

This comes at a cost to the council, and therefore to us.

Many items can be recycled, given the right equipment. To persist with the plastic bag example, these require a machine that can separate them from the rest of the waste stream.

But this doesn’t work for full plastic bags, regardless of whether they contain rubbish or other recyclables.

Full bags go straight to landfill because it is too laborious to empty them, and in some cases (such as when they contain nappies) doing so poses a health risk for workers at the recycling facility.

A little consumer knowledge goes a long way — both in improving the efficiency of our recycling systems and in increasing the motivation of householders who know they’re helping to make life easier for those who process their recycling.

Disposables vs reusables

We must also have a good think, not just about the items we put in the recycling, but about which products we choose to use in the first place.

Although we are bombarded with messages about reducing our use of disposable items, in some cases disposable is actually better.

It takes 1,006 uses for a keep cup to be more environmentally friendly than a polystyrene one.PHOTO: It’s better to rewash and reuse ceramics instead of using polystyrene cups … but only after 1,006 uses. (Flickr: Shadowfoot, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

One study found that a ceramic cup would need to be used at least 39 times to be a better option than paper disposable cups, and 1,006 times when compared with a styrofoam one.

A plastic reusable cup would need to be washed at least 17 times to be more sustainable than paper disposable ones, and 450 times when compared with styrofoam.

So if you’re prone to losing or breaking things (or just collecting too many reusable cups!), then it might be wise to consider going disposable (or being more careful).

Then comes the issue of whether and how these disposable cups can be recycled. Most outlets now use paper rather than styrofoam cups.

While the plastic lid can be recycled, in most instances the cup cannot as there is a film of a plastic waterproof material inside it.

A good plan is to ask whether your favourite café stocks cups that can be recycled. If so, encourage them to put up a sign (if they haven’t already) indicating that they use fully recyclable cups, to avoid confusion.

The key to all of this is knowledge and balance — that is, after all, what sustainability is all about.

Trevor Thornton is a lecturer at Deakin University’s school of life and environmental sciences”

Originally published in The Conversation

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Katherine Bright ND

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SCIENCE DISCOVERS TIME CRYSTALS


I have taken an extract from a scientific article where it is now proven there are Time Crystals.

What are these?  They are a new state of matter that we can create. This has been discovered.

Early in 2017 physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals – a bizarre state of matter with an atomic structure that repeats not just in space, but in time, allowing them to maintain constant oscillation without energy.

Rather than confuse you with my own interpretation I have included a great link below which explains all about it.  It is fascinating.

http://www.sciencealert.com/it-s-official-time-crystals-are-a-new-crazy-state-of-matter-and-now-we-can-create-them

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Katherine Bright ND

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Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.

 

OCEAN POLLUTION

We are responsible for the oceans but we defile and desicrate.  I can’t forget Oprah dropping her mobile phone off a tourist boat in the Great Barrier Reef that I was told about.  Really we are all responsible in a real sense for the many disasters society and our rubbish are causing.  We pollute the oceans and without them the ecosystem of the Earth’s very breath dies.

Please be responsible for your clutter, recycling, plastic bags when you shop, debris you leave lying at the beach.  So many items and things humans create end up in the oceans.  Want some proof of this?

Here is an article written by greenpeace which shows you the contents of the stomach of a dead whale beached.  You would be disgusted to see what this poor creature ingested and why it died.

Please remember to respect our Earth in all ways and be prepared for the cosequences of neglect.  It really is serious.  Global warming,  pollution and weather all create effects for the creatures of the land and the sea.  We seem to be doing even more damage to the ecosystem than we suspect.

http://www.spot.ph/arts-culture/art-exhibits/70126/greenpeace-philippines-whale-installation-a00171-20170511

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BEING DISSATISFIED CAN BE RIDICULOUS

In this day and age of receiving plenty of stimulus. we can perhaps become dissatisfied and picky if things aren’t provided perfectly to our spoiled inner child senses.  Do you sometimes concentrate on the trivial?

What happens if you decide you don’t like something which is provided for you?  What happens if you feel you wanted more than you received?  Are you grateful for the little things?  Are you incredulous and spoiled about perfecting your wants instead of your needs?  I found an article which specified some of those types of innane complaints by people who really don’t get how to have adventure and explore responsibility for your own thoughts and actions.

Do you think everything has to be handed to you before you can feel you have received enough.

Sometimes roughing it and doing something differently is a great adventure and journey of gratitude.  Love in the little things.    Here are some actual complaints received by a cruise line on their services.  It makes you think about expectations and reality of life in a different way.

Remember be grateful and appreciative and life will bring you abundance without the winge and dissatisfaction of a mind unsatisfied.

THESE ARE REAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY “THOMAS COOK HOLIDAYS” FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS
 

1. “On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food.”

2. “They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax.”

3. “We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish.”

4. “We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the price.”

5. “The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room.”

6. “We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow.”

7. “It’s lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallartato close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during ‘siesta’ time — this should be banned.”

8. “No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared.”

9. “Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers.”

10. “I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts.”

11. “The roads were uneven and bumpy, so we could not read the local guide book during the bus ride to the resort. Because of this, we were unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more fun.”

12. “It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England. It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair.”

13. “I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends’ three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller.”

14. “The brochure stated: ‘No hairdressers at the resort.’ We’re trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service.”

15. “When we were in Spain, there were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners.”

16. “We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no air-conditioning.”

17. “It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel.”

18. “I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes.”

19. “My fiancée and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but instead we were placed in a room with a king bed. We now hold you responsible and want to be re-reimbursed for the fact that I became pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked.”

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Katherine Bright ND

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Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.

 

THE SOUND OF SILENCE

Bring on the sounds of silence.  Beautiful restful nothingness.  Peaceful contemplation devoid of mind chatter.  A mental holiday.   The sound of zen in action.  The nothingness of spiritual existence which is the all and the everything combined with the nuances of silence and matter in chaos.

What a concept is silence!
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We never really hear it unless we are in meditation.  Why?  Because in all places there are frequencies, noises, people, cars, electromagnetic frequency waves, tvs, neighbours, clatter and hum.

To be in silence is to be inside your inner knowing with a sense of completeness.  This involves a journey into the core of the being.  To really journey into yourself without hearing the outside world and its demands and din, you need to be prepared to disassociate completely.

Even as you do this you will find your mind trying to bring to back to “reality” as you see it.  Mastership of zen contemplation takes time and is a gift to your consciousness and your peace of mind.

Practice silence.  Even if there is noise about you can do this.  Practice dissassociation of all your senses.  Imagine yourself somewhere away from the current environment in a peaceful space of clouds and air.  Let your mind wander to explore the new clouds and air and as you breathe make this the only sound you hear.  Let your flow of energy expand around you so you create your own consciousness buffer zone, where the outside world doesn’t exist.

Just breathing and listening to the breathe can eventually take you to a place of dreams and dissassociation from the surroundings.

To hear the sounds of silence you have to go after your own peace of mind.  But not in the actively moving sense.  In the sense that you know you are nothing, silence, peace and prosperity, calm and serenity and as you know it nothing else intrudes nor matters.  This is mastership of a different kind.  It is mastership of the silence within.  Then you are closest to God, source and the inner core where all divinity prospers.  

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Katherine Bright ND

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MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE

Make Your Dreams Come True
Yes you can make your dreams come true by Creative Visualisation.  Tap into the Laws of Attraction and think and envisage your future in the way you would like it to be.  Just let the universe know as an equal lets a peer know.    This is my dream.  Bring it on!

Don’t sweat the small details, just ask the big question and dream the big dream.  That is how we manifest.  WE don’t manifest by pleading because the universe just knows you aren’t ready to receive it yet.  You ask as an equal, capable of being part of your dream for it to be present in your now.  Then it will take care of itself and turn up as it can in your future.

That just is!

Below is a link where some film stars talk about the laws of attraction and their lives.  Interesting stuff!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfSLm7swfp4

If you would like to manifest and create you can be shown how to creatively visualise for yourself.

Click on this link to get your tool for manifesting a brilliant visualisation below and train your mind to accept the receiving.

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I look forward to hearing about your great manifestations after you have done this one.  Feel free to communicate your success stories back to me.  I would love you share you abundance with others.

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Katherine Bright ND

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Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.

INTERESTING SCIENCE FACTS

1. There is enough DNA in an average person’s body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back — 17 times

2. The average human body carries ten times more bacterial cells than human cells

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3. It can take a photon 40,000 years to travel from the core of the sun to its surface, but only
minutes to travel the rest of the way to Earth

4. At over 2000 kilometers long, The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on Earth

5. There are 8 times as many atoms in a teaspoonful of water as there are teaspoonfuls of water in the Atlantic ocean
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6. The average person walks the equivalent of five times around the world in a lifetime

7. When Helium is cooled to almost absolute zero (-460°F or -273°C), the lowest temperature possible, it becomes a liquid with surprising properties: it flows against gravity and will start running up and over the lip of a glass container!

8. If Betelgeuse would explode transiting from the red supergiant stage to supernova then our sky would light continuously for two months. It can happen anytime, within a couple of thousand years, tomorrow or even now


9. An individual blood cell takes about 60 seconds to make a complete circuit of the body

10. The known universe is made up of 50,000,000,000 galaxies. There are between 100,000,000,000 and 1,000,000,000,000 stars in a normal galaxy. In the Milky Way alone there might be as many 100 billion Earth-like planets.

Isn’t the world amazing!

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Katherine Bright ND

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ZINC DEFICIENCY

Zinc deficiency can occur in soil, plants, and animals. In animals, including humans, it is defined either qualitatively as insufficient zinc to meet the needs of the body and thereby causing clinical manifestations, or quantitatively as a serum zinc level below the normal range; however, serum zinc is not a reliable biomarker for zinc status in humans, as a decrease in serum concentration is only detectable after long-term or severe depletion

Typical signs of zinc deficiency in a person are loss of appetite, poor sense of smell and taste, tendency towards depression, white marks on fingernails, pale skin, frequent infections, low fertility, stretch marks, prostate problems, stunted growth, mental problems, poor wound healing, a poor immune system, diarrhea, mental lethargy, poor appetite, rough skin, weight loss, ache and greasy skin.

 Zinc plays an essential role in numerous biochemical pathways. It affects many organ systems, including the skin, gastrointestinal tract, central nervous system, and immune, skeletal, and reproductive systems. A lack of zinc thus has numerous manifestations, the most common of which are an increased rates of diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria

To treat zinc deficiency, it is best to advise a person to increase foods that are high in zinc content within their diet. These foods are oysters, ginger root, lamb, pecan nuts, dry split peas, haddock, green peas, shrimps, turnips, Brazil nuts, egg yolks, whole wheat grain, rye, oats, peanuts and almonds. Pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed butter are excellent sources of this vital mineral.

If you have a metabolic disorder like Pyroluria for example, you have problems assimilating and converting the zinc from your food as easily, so supplementation with a zinc supplement is suggested as you do not retain sufficient levels for energy and good health.  

NB  if you choose a zinc supplement to replenish you zinc levels, please make sure you take it after meals as you can experience nausea on an empty stomach, which really defeats the purpose of wishing for better health and feeling vibrant!

To find out more about your own zinc status, see your natural health practitioner for a consultation. In my clinic I use a zinc tally test to ascertain your zinc status.  It is a simple taste test and gives instant results.

Till next week, eat, look and feel well.
Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com
 

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LIVING OFF THE GRID

What does that mean?  It means living without the use of power generated by organisations.  It means self-sufficiency.

Living in isolation isn’t necessary but living without the normal provided services which cost us money and resources and instead using nature’s resources is all part of living off the grid.

You would expect to have a bit of land, solar panels potentiall, a creek for water?  You would expect to have to grow all your own food and farm animals, provide your own clothing or buy cheaply.  Would you be on a pension?  Would you rely on the government?  The idea is no.  You return to a natural way of living before societies constructed our needs and wants models in the media.

It would take a bit of work and intelligent reading to know who to live off the grid if you have been societised.  After all so many expect a pizza delivery, a supermarket shop, a clothes shop, a telephone or internet service, a tv channel, parties to attend and concerts to see.   Well living off the grid doesn’t preclude you shopping or attending social events, but it does mean you have to find a way to generate your own power instead of using provided electricity services etc.

I have found such an inspiring short video for you of a lady by the name of Jill Redwood.  She has been very happy self-sufficient and living off the grid for 30 years and her story is inspiring.  This is a must watch feel good video.  She grows her own food, repairs her own house, makes her own cheese from her own goats,  channels water from a stream and irrigates her crops, and she has a dunny (outside toilet).

I remember living in a caravan while building my own home twenty- six years ago and the emptying the toilet bucket never really gets comfortable, but the rest of it was awesome.  Living on a block of land with two children running in nature whilst you construct your home.  The home was far too big and felt like a mansion once we got out of the caravan after 16 months, however  once you experience living simply, it does grow on you and I have a hankering for it still in many ways.  Perhaps mine will be the grey nomad existence?  Who knows.

However, this lady has it sorted and living alone, finds extreme comfort in her lifestyle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jtedX1LrTc

Till next week, love and light
Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.

MOBILE PHONES AND HEMORRHOIDS

“Well there is another interesting topic.  Did you know that you can get hemorrhoids from mobile phone usage?
Perhaps not many people really think about this but it is a real problem in todays social media world.

People sit on the toilet too long and take their mobile phones in with them and read.  Yes they do!
I have clients who confess and I know people who do it.  People these days just don’t go to the toilet to evacuate their bowels.  People go there for a break, a respite, a quiet minute.

In our hectic lives of emails and social media, people will even be addicted enough to take their mobile devices in with them and sit on the toilet awaiting nature’s processes whilst being completely devoid of time contrainsts.  Their mind is a frenzy of activity and their body just lets go.  Then it finishes letting go and their mind doesn’t even notice.

How many levels of candy crush does it take to get a hemorrhoid?  Why is this linked?

Sitting on the toilet in this position once you have competed your ablutions so to speak, will place pressure on the under-carriage.  The muscles aren’t made for half an hour of download time.  Leave your mp3 downloads to sitting at the desk or chair.  Your sphincter muscle will overstretch from the downward pressure that toilet posture will produce and the next thing you know there is a stretched area and whammo your veins are popping through and you have a hemorrhoid arrive on the next push episode.

Wow Katherine, you are being graphic today.  Well it is because life can be a pain in the arse at the best of times when life’s pressures build up without adding to the physiology of the cause and effect process.

My advice is have a laugh, live your life without your phone for at least this long.  Go the the toilet because you need to and go outside or to your workstation to check your emails the old fashioned way.  

Well actually I expect this is an age old problem of reading on the toilet.  It used to be newspapers or articles in a magazine.  I am sure we have all seen the movies and tv shows depicting this as a funny joke against “dear ol’ dad”. These days however I am hearing many women complaining of it also.  Leave the reading to the length of time it takes you to do your business and remember the outside world will still be there when you get out of the cubicle to embrace and enjoy.

Here is an article about hemorrhoids for the uninitiated”.

https://g.co/kgs/dX43AT

Till next week, love and light
Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com
 

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.