Thursday, 28 January 2010

A Spitfire or two

I failed to mention yesterday about the recycling opportunities there are along the Birmingham and Fazeley and the Grand Union.   You could build a couple of dozen Spitfires from the number of beer and cider cans dumped along the towpath.  It cannot be beyond the wit of man to come up with an incentive to stop this behaviour surely; how about instant death for anyone suspected of dumping their tinny? 
I was also shocked and dismayed (you naive sheltered little twit Lesley) by the huge level of fly tipping along the canal cuttings, I cannot grasp the mentality of the people that are prepared to dispoil their town in this way.  The BW Towpath Tidy in the first two weeks of March needs to bring in an army of volunteers to tackle the mess on this stretch of cut - shame.
Enroute we passed this. The 'Birmingham Energy Recovery Facility' - an incinerator to the likes of me.


Anonymous said...

How about some sort of electrical coil that delivers a nasty shock it metal waste i.e. cans are thrown onto the towpath?

Oh, we'd have to have an intelligent system that excluded boat pins being banged into the ground.....

Sue, Indigo Dream

ps. littering also gets me hot undr the collar!

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Sue
The answer I suppose is to make cans of value so people don't cast them aside. Transportation to a penal colony or death might modify behaviour but that is probably a bit namby pamby...

Jaqueline Almdale said...

Hello Lesley,
I am an American who discovered NB's and the canals last November. I am following several blogs as I slowly begin rearranging my life in order to buy a boat and immigrate to the U.K. to live on the cut. For a great way to tackle litter check out the web site below. Scroll down to The World's Deepest Bin.

Nb Caxton said...

Hi Jacqueline
Very best wishes for your future plans and thanks for the link.