Login | Register
SearchMy Stuff
My ProfileMy PreferencesMy Mates RSS Feed
2 3
Reply to Topic
Author Discussion

Edinburger

Original Poster:

4,877 posts

53 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
What do you think of this?

As a driver who throws a banana skin and and apple core out of my window every day - on the basis they're biodegradable - I'm shocked!

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-19846121

Jasandjules

51,018 posts

114 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Well at least we know the car isn't just a cash cow for the Govt...

garyhun

16,153 posts

113 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Worlds gone mad. Not only bio degradae but food for animals.

Robb F

4,140 posts

56 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
To be fair I'd be annoyed if people dropped apple cores in built up areas on pavements on the like but wouldn't mind at all in the countryside.
It would be a bit difficult to enforce a different rule in each area so there is a blanket ban on all litter, no matter what it is. And he got fined £50 but failed to pay which is his own fault.

So I agree it's silly but can perhaps see it from the other side.

PurpleMoonlight

2,637 posts

42 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Edinburger said:
What do you think of this?

As a driver who throws a banana skin and and apple core out of my window every day - on the basis they're biodegradable - I'm shocked!
st is biodegradable but would you st on the street?
Advertisement

SmoothCriminal

1,386 posts

84 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
tt shouldave paid or contested it instead he chose to'forget' and instead of £50 has to pay over £200 bet he won't forget next time.

Edinburger

Original Poster:

4,877 posts

53 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
garyhun said:
Worlds gone mad. Not only bio degradae but food for animals.
Exactly. He'd have deserved the fine if it had been a mars bar wrapper, but an apple core...??

Edinburger

Original Poster:

4,877 posts

53 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
PurpleMoonlight said:
Edinburger said:
What do you think of this?

As a driver who throws a banana skin and and apple core out of my window every day - on the basis they're biodegradable - I'm shocked!
st is biodegradable but would you st on the street?
Would you object if I threw a leaf out of the window?

Grenoble

13,946 posts

40 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Edinburger said:
What do you think of this?

As a driver who throws a banana skin and and apple core out of my window every day - on the basis they're biodegradable - I'm shocked!
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/sep/24/bananas-litter-hikers-mountains-scotland

You know it takes 2 years?

Edinburger

Original Poster:

4,877 posts

53 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Grenoble said:
Edinburger said:
What do you think of this?

As a driver who throws a banana skin and and apple core out of my window every day - on the basis they're biodegradable - I'm shocked!
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/sep/24/bananas-litter-hikers-mountains-scotland

You know it takes 2 years?
2 years of food to some animals...

Grenoble

13,946 posts

40 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Don't get me wrong - I'm partly in agreement.

But banana skins are something I bin...

Edinburger

Original Poster:

4,877 posts

53 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Grenoble said:
Don't get me wrong - I'm partly in agreement.

But banana skins are something I bin...
Just seems strange to me. And where I live, banana skins go in the smae bin as grass and garden waste...

Fozziebear

1,034 posts

25 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
It takes 3-5 weeks for a banana skin to degrade, most bugs/insects will mulch them down. It all depends on the environmental conditions, can't see them degrading quickly on a cold hill top. Apples, pears and most other fruit would be eaten within a few hours by birds and hedgehogs, it's pop cans and fag ends they need to be worried about, all the fag ends put down drains that swell up overtime and block them, then you have the filtered chemicals that go into the water table

Rick101

2,263 posts

35 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
What if he threw it roadside under an apple tree?

Ridiculous for fining him in the first place, silly him for not sticking to his guns and embarrassing them in court.

PurpleMoonlight

2,637 posts

42 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Rick101 said:
What if he threw it roadside under an apple tree?

Ridiculous for fining him in the first place, silly him for not sticking to his guns and embarrassing them in court.
Perhaps worth reading the link before posting embarrassing comments ....

Rick101

2,263 posts

35 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
PurpleMoonlight said:
Perhaps worth reading the link before posting embarrassing comments ....
I did read the link, not sure what you're getting at.

My point is, apples fall from trees and biodegrade. If he threw the core under an apple tree would he have still been fined?

Rick101

2,263 posts

35 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
PurpleMoonlight said:
st is biodegradable but would you st on the street?
And in answer to this, no, but i've st in a hedge more than once.

PurpleMoonlight

2,637 posts

42 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Rick101 said:
I did read the link, not sure what you're getting at.

My point is, apples fall from trees and biodegrade. If he threw the core under an apple tree would he have still been fined?
Yes.

One is a natural occuring event, the other is intentional littering.

Rick101

2,263 posts

35 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Consequence of the 'littering'?

PurpleMoonlight

2,637 posts

42 months

[news] 
Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Rick101 said:
Consequence of the 'littering'?
£50 fine.
2 3
Reply to Topic