Is the sea a sewer, the land a rubbish dump, the air one large exhaust pipe?
Are third world people just a labour market, their countries merely economic resources?
See The Corner House, a North Dorset-based organisation with a very interesting website. Also see Wastewatch, a really interesting site including schools materials.
Why are some of Dorset's most popular beaches too polluted to swim at?
The Good Beach guide (compiled by the Marine Conservation Society, based on
proper scientific tests)
lists the following information.
Check the guide for yourself, why not read it before selecting your holiday destination?
What is the incentive for water companies to upgrade their sewage treatment facilities?
Where do their management go swimming? Abroad, perhaps, or on the cleanest beaches?
Write to them - tell them what you think, ask them if it is safe to take children on to these
beaches, tell them explicitly about any unpleasant side-effects!
If you swim in the sea and are ill the next day it is almost certainly due to dirty water which in turn will be due to an unclean discharge.
Also remember it is less safe to swim following heavy storms since these can provoke overflows of certain sewage systems.
heavily contaminated by sewage
and should not be used for bathing.
Vote with your feet, don't swim here"
contaminated by sewage and
carry a significant health risk.
Keep out of the water, it achieves only
the bare minimum legal requirements"
|Dorset local authorities are good at recycling.||Recycling - ? Just do it.|
|Young Greenpeace site, go there!||What you can actually DO to help!|
|Look for alternatives - can we do something in a cleaner way than now? What about cycling instead of the car? Wind power instead of coal-fired power stations? (they may look ugly but the rising sea level may mean there's nowhere to stand to admire the view)? Sustainable transport? link to SUSTRANS site.|