Processing garden waste... I chop loose...


While the shredder is working overtime and I am still dealing with the burrs armed with work gloves and pruners, my garden seems to be getting bigger and bigger and the hedge ever longer and longer. I'm tired, I'm tired of the weird weather and I want a garden full of flowers and tasty vegetables. My hands hurt, my back feels broken and the rain that is already falling out of the sky when I finally want to sit on my terrace after a hard day's work, does not make my mood better. Still I have made a lot further and I can be proud of myself but let those sunny days come because I've had it a bit with snow and hail or ice cold rain.

So the branches and pruning waste pass through the chopper and the finely ground remains I use as a mulch layer around my plants. It keeps the moisture in the soil but also protects against night frosts. So handy with such a bipolar weather.

Still, I am also happy because my garden is becoming more and more a cute fairytale garden where little figures have come to live.

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Clean litter.
Cigarette filters formed most of the waste. - #cleanupday   #cigarettebutts   #sigaretfilters   #plogging   Every year the Netherlands Schoon organises Rural Cleanup Day. This year more than 30 thousand participants went out on Saturday 20 March 2021 to clean a piece of the Netherlands. There were a total 87,794 pieces of waste registered. Cigarette filters formed most of the waste, followed by cans and candy or cookie wraps. Red Bull, McDonald's and Heineken were the three most found brands. And, not entirely surprising: 2.1 percent of the waste consisted of mouthcaps. And that's new! Mouth caps, which are casually thrown down everywhere and can be seen even in nature. How “lose weight” clean up the outdoors. - Litter: how the “dropouts” clean up the outdoors. Sometimes the useful is accompanied by the pleasant, as with voluntary garbage turnips. You take a nice walk and you do something for the environment. Organisations and municipalities saw a growth in the number of voluntary waste rappers in the past year. Stichting Nederland Schoon, a nationwide organisation focused on combating litter, counted as many as four hundred more private disposal operations in 2020 than in 2019, an increase of 16 percent. Groningen Schone Thanks to Mijen, a clean-up initiative of the municipality of Groningen, also saw the animo for the disposal of litter rise. The number of applications for waste grippers and rings increased by around nine hundred applications over the past year, more than doubling compared to 2019. Plogging. - On Instagram, you can see the popularity of picking litter in the use of hashtags like #litter (15 thousand messages) and #litterpicking (60 thousand messages) in photographs of collected waste. Also contractions like #wandery (29 thousand selfies during the turnip) and #plogging (171 thousand posts) are popular. Plogging is een porte-manteau van de Zweedse woorden ‘plocka upp '(pick up) and' jogga '(jogging) and refers to exactly that: turnips while running. Organizations like Netherlands Schoon also encourage the use of apps during cleanup. Jaap de Boer developed - Totally Green for 'anyone who just wants to clean it'. The free app tracks routes and shows on a map where people have cleaned. You can see how long ago garbage was picked. For example, a green route means that the last month has been cleaned, brown means that it has been over 90 days. The number of downloads increased from six hundred on January 1, 2020 to five thousand early April this year. For the real fanatics there is Litterati. During the turnip, you can upload pictures of the garbage to the internationally oriented app. They can also tag those pictures, based on the location and the type of waste. For example, you can specify whether it is tin, plastic, paper or other material. If visible, volunteers can also register the producer of the waste. With this information, organizations that focus on combating litter will be able to get started. But who are the voluntary trash rappers actually and what moves them? Three ordinary Dutch people tell about rubbish turnips. - Volkskrant, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Dick the Great. - “This month is exactly seven years since I started picking up trash. My annoyance about garbage lying around began earlier, after the birth of my son. I then went for a walk more often, so I noticed the garbage more and more. I was mostly grumbling about it on Facebook. A lot of people grumbled with me, but every now and then I got the question why I didn't clean up myself. Yeah, bye, I thought at first, I'm not gonna clean up other people's crap.? But in the end, I started it anyway.. 'First I did it once a week for two hours, but there were more and more. I felt more comfortable with that garbage turnips, it emptied my head. Certainly in the beginning that was an important motive. According to my wife, I became a more pleasant person, because I turned from a grumbler to a doer. 'The cleaning up itself is fun and nice, but of course it doesn't really help against the problem. After a week there is exactly the same. That's why I started collecting data four years ago. What kind of waste is it? Where is the? From what brand is it? This information is useful for municipalities to address the problem in a targeted manner. For example, they know where to put more trash cans. I am now hired by several municipalities and companies to collect data, and I also teach schools about the generation and control of litter. That's how I turned the hobby into my work.’ Bas of Gangelen. - With his Instagram account @afvalbas (1036 according) he shares photos of his displayed, sorted waste and tin figures. 'I've been running hard for about ten years, but from last August I'm going plogging. Then I run with a garbage bag in my hand and gloves, and I regularly stop to pick up trash. When you get home, the garbage bag is always full. If you want to put a serious running time, don't start. I run two a week a lap of about ten kilometers, but if I wanted to, I could do it every day and come home with a full garbage bag. There's plenty! When I get home, I stole the waste and take pictures of it, to make the litter problem more visible. 'Besides cans and plastic I find a lot of mouthcaps. The other day I collected 49 mouthcaps after 80 minutes. I often put it in the back before making the pictures. They are not beautiful, but they are part of it. The cans are the most beautiful, I sometimes make figures of them for the picture, such as Pac-Man. 'A few times I can get angry during the garbage picking up, but you have to get over it anyway, because there's no point in. Uiteindelijk heb ik op meerdere manieren voordeel van plogging. It is healthy for yourself, you do something good for nature and you immediately see results.’ Marlies Feijen. - 'Since the start of corona, I've been volunteering garbage at the Huissen litter brigade. Before that I used to clean up a lot of junk when I went for a walk, but in February last year I saw people walking in yellow vests with such a gripper. That's more fun.! On your own, you'll get the idea that you're cleaning up other people's mess, and in a group you'll also get a lot more fun comments. 'I have something to do myself: it offers me peace and I am often philosophising about how the waste got there. When someone throws away a receipt from a Rolex, I wonder what story is behind it. And maybe someday I'll find something really special, a beautiful piece of jewelry or something. 'The nice thing is also that sometimes you find funny things. I like to share the things I find. The other day I found a plastic shape of a whale and then I say: Look, there's a whale washed up in Huissen. Of course, it's nice when people react. People who do this all follow each other again on Instagram. Now that I'm talking about it like that, I'm actually thinking: I'm going home on time today, and I can still pick up trash. I get very excited about it, I like to search for stuff. My husband and I with dog Kyra. - My husband and I spend at least 4 hours a week picking up the garbage. We (my husband and I) can hardly take a walk without bringing a garbage bag. Even our dog Kyra still dwell on everything that smells like: litter. Source:Volkskrant/28-04-2021/Jasmijn Huisman and Leanne de Munnik. Free Writing: Janne Marthies. Illustrations: #stock #pixapay
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The Assassin Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Last week, the news reported that over the past six weeks 40 people were hospitalized because of a #koolmonoxidevergiftiging - Yes.Fire brigade Nederland and the Dutch Burns Foundation are ringing. Jet Early, Spokesman on behalf of Fire Department Netherlands says: “Now so many accidents in the Netherlands and the REAL COLD DAYS MUST COLD.” WWW.NU.NL Health Council - The Health Council also gives an important #waarschuwing Off. In thousands of homes in the Netherlands, the concentration of #koolstofmonoxide too high. They advise the cabinet to impose stricter requirements on the carbon monoxide detectors. Most detectors now only sound an alarm when there is a high concentration of carbon monoxide, about 25 ppm, but the lower concentrations are not measured, such as 6 ppm. And that's where it is. It turns out that physical damage can occur much earlier at much lower concentrations of carbon monoxide. If people are exposed to lower concentrations of carbon monoxide for a long time, this can cause problems with the heart and blood vessels. That has to do with your blood taking less oxygen when you come into contact with carbon monoxide. This in turn reduces oxygen to your organs, affecting the heart and blood vessels. In addition, carbon monoxide disrupts important biological processes in the body. Research on the effect of lower concentrations of carbon monoxide on human beings was carried out in 2010 by the WHO (World Health Organisation) and in 2017. #gezondheid - Yes.The study from Sweden in 2017 showed that pregnant women when exposed during pregnancy may have adverse effects on the neurological development of the foetus.There is already a plan within the Safety Research Council on the table to amend the law most likely by 2020.Only certified installation companies will only be allowed to maintain the central heating boilers, gas stoves, fireplaces, geysers, etc. Carbon monoxide poisoning occurs at 25 ppm.According to the Health Council and the WHO, that is insufficient. #Koolmonoxidevergiftiging , according to them already occurs at 6 ppm, such as being exposed to lower concentrations of carbon monoxide for a long time, giving the above physical complaints.Most carbon monoxide detectors on the market only issue a warning at 25 ppm. A few at 10 ppm, but it would be even better, according to the WHO, if the detectors already issue a warning at 5 ppm. In America, incidentally, such detectors can be found on the market. Awareness campaign - Toxicologist Martin van den Berg from the University of Utrecht advocates an awareness-raising campaign to warn pregnant women and heart patients about the risks of lower concentrations of carbon monoxide. According to him, that is even more necessary for the Health Council to do so in order to bring it to attention.Furthermore, he says this about it: Quote I advise pregnant women and heart patients to buy sensitive detectors and ensure adequate ventilation in your home. Toxicologist Martin van den Berg, Utrecht University https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/gezondheidsraad-duizenden-nederlandse-woningen-hebben-te-hoge-concentratie-koolstofmonoxide~b4aa6464/?referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F What is carbon monoxide? - Carbon monoxide, also called carbon monoxide, is a compound of combustion substances.For proper combustion, carbon (C) reacts with oxygen (O2) and thus carbon dioxide is formed.If there is a shortage of oxygen (C), less CO2 is produced and carbon monoxide (CO) is produced. This is a toxic gas that you can't see, smell or taste. Because you can't see, smell or taste it, carbon monoxide is called an “assassin.” What is the cause of carbon monoxide poisoning? - One #koolmonoxidevergiftiging you can get in different ways and in different places, such as at home, but also outside in your caravan, by turning a barbecue, a wood stove or a car that is warm in the garage. Below you can read the different causes: broken geysers, central heating boilers, heaters poorly maintained heating boilers, stoves, fireplaces, geysers. insufficient ventilation of flue ducts, insufficient supply of air, insufficient ventilation of your home. clogged smoke channels and drains by, for example, bird nests or dirty remains that block the road. improper use of stoves and fireplaces, using them as an all-burner. chimneys that are not swept annually by an approved chimney company. are not in possession of carbon monoxide detectors. How to recognize a carbon monoxide poisoning? - You can't see carbon monoxide. It's an odorless, invisible gas. A carbon monoxide poisoning gives the following symptoms: nausea vomiting headache fatigue confusion With a high concentration of carbon monoxide intake, the following symptoms arise: unconsciousness arrhythmias hyperventilation coma How to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning? - Research by the Dutch Burns Foundation showed that 43% of the respondents do not know that a carbon monoxide detector should be placed next to a central heating boiler, geyser, fireplace, or stove. The following steps should be taken to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning: Place carbon monoxide detectors and place them in the places where the combustion devices hang. Also place them on the corridor, landing and bedrooms. Regularity check the detectors, because of batteries that need to be replaced, test if the beeper is still going off and remove dust residues. Don't you know exactly which carbon monoxide detectors to purchase? There are several species. Take a look at this site: https://www.brandweer.nl/brandveiligheid/koolmonoxidemelders Ensure sufficient ventilation of your home, garage, caravan, country house. Ventilating 24 hours a day is best! Make sure that at least once a year your flue is swept off your chimney by a licensed chimney company. Let once a year the boiler, geyser or stove be serviced and cleaned by an approved installation company. Recognize the beginning symptoms of a carbon monoxide poisoning, such as headache, vomiting, fatigue, nausea. Hang a note in the house with a five roadmap how to act if there is a carbon monoxide poisoning. Five steps action plan! - The next five steps explain how to act when you have to act when there is a carbon monoxide poisoning.1. Open windows and doors for ventilation. 2. If possible, turn off all combustion devices.3. Warn any fellow residents and leave the house. Leave windows and doors open and do not enter the premises.4. Call 112 if there are symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning.5. Have all combustion appliances checked again for re-use by an approved maintenance company.Citation of source: https://www.nu.nl/binnenland/5569457/veertig-gevallen-van-koolmonoxidevergiftiging-in-laatste-zes-weken.htm https://www.koolmonoxidemelder.nl/Symptomen-van-koolmonoxidevergiftiging https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koolstofmonoxide https://www.brandweer.nl/brandveiligheid/koolmonoxide https://www.consumentenbond.nl/cv-ketel/koolmonoxide https://radar.avrotros.nl/hulp-tips/hulpartikelen/item/koolmonoxide-hoe-voorkom-je-vergiftiging/ https://pixabay.com/ https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/gezondheidsraad-duizenden-nederlandse-woningen-hebben-te-hoge-concentratie-koolstofmonoxide~b4aa6464/?referer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F Summer holidays - Child hazards - Read more You can register via this link: https://y.is/jI1nv Thank you for visiting my page! #koolmonoxide #waarschuwing #kachels #gaskachels #houtkachels #centrale #verwarming #gezondheid #mens #kinderen #dieren #actieplan #tips #informatie #weten #lezen #zoeken #delen #sluipmoordenaar #herkennen



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