What’s twice the size of America, made of plastic (mostly) and eats seafood alive?
Give up? It’s the revolting Pacific Ocean Trash Vortex or Patch. It’s so big, it’s got an Eastern and a Western hemisphere and it’s thought to be responsible for up to 1,100 000 bird and sea life deaths a year. Although it’s formed by sea currents, it could some day end up on a beach very near you! Brizzy Rubbish Removals are not here to lecture about the state of theenvironment, but we would like to offer a few tips on keeping our beaches and oceans clean – because we love adorable little birds and tasty seafood as much as you do!
Picture Courtesy of The Daily Mail, London.
Our Top 5 Tips for Protecting Our Oceans
Bin it, don’t flush it. Like Nemo says, all drains lead tothe ocean – so if it ain’t bio-degradable, don’t flush it.
Bottles of Poison. Plastic bottles and other disposable packaging is the number one offender in the battle. Not only do they take forever to biodegrade (literally forever for many plastics) but they create a toxic chemical soup as they leach nasty toxins. You’ve heard it a million times; recycling reduces land fill and uses fewer natural resources but it also keeps plastic out of our waterways. Buy a recyclable, reusable water bottle and fill it from the tap like we did in the good old days (get one with a filter if you’re worried about our waterways!), recycle your plastic bags and most importantly, take extra care around waterways.
Photo courtesy of Greenpeace
Clean Green. You know those little scented toilet perfume cages that hang in there and serve some largely unknown purpose? How about the quadruple action skin peeling laundry liquid you use on your delicates (seemingly the ones you wear down the coal mine)? What about that all-powerful, lung-singeing bleach you’re using daily to remove fingerprints from your tap ware? All those things, no matter how you delight in the brightness of their results, flush a chemical cocktail into our waterways. This can create environments where sea life can’t live, but toxic algae flourishes, poisoning the water for months or years.
Photo courtesy of Planet Save.com
In addition to binning and recycling your garbage, the recent floods taught us that keeping a clean and clear yard and “under the house” area is a must. Anywhere your rubbish can be swept away by wind or water should be clutter free. We all saw the terrible footage of so much rubbish on our beaches after the floods, it’s time to learn from that and do our bit to keep the ocean and environment safe.
*Thanks to Jean Michel Cousteau and Greenpeace websites for further information.
They say St Patrick himself was removing rubbish when he heard his calling…well, mucking out pig pens, but in the 4th century Ireland, that’s about as close to rubbish removal as you got. Here at Brizzy Rubbish Removal we’re fond of the grand ole’ Irish and all that they’ve given the world, so this is our tribute to all things Irish, that aren’t rubbish!
At Brizzy Rubbish Removals, we love Irish Beer
Let’s raise a pint to the beer that takes 119.53 seconds to pour properly (in two stages) and should only be served at precisely 6°C. To the beer we’ve seen where the bubbles travel down, not up and where the head can just about be cut with a knife. There’s nothing rubbish about a Guinness.
At Brizzy Rubbish Removals, we love Redheads
While real red hair is extremely rare (only 4% of Caucasians are naturally red), around 46% of the Irish population carry the red head gene. While we know not all redheads are Irish, we also know that there’s no woman like a fiery Irish redhead and if there’s one woman on Earth that won’t take any rubbish, it’s her!
At Brizzy Rubbish Removals, we love 90s Boy Band Westlife
Nah, just kidding, they really are rubbish.
At Brizzy Rubbish Removals, we love the Irish Brogue
Actually, at Brizzy Rubbish Removals, the women on our team love the Irish Brogue… in fact, they’re crowded around a video of Colin Farrell now, not doing any work….I am told that Colin Farrell is definitely not rubbish! The Irish accent changes from one end of Dublin to the other and has impacted on accents all around the world – including adding a lyrical bounce to Jamaican intonation and is blamed for the extreme R’s in American English.
Most of all, we LOVE St Patrick’s Day
Yes, it’s because love a bit of craic, a good Irish beer, the idea of a little green man who’ll give us a pot of gold and of course, we love the one day of the year we get to sing Oh Danny Boy at an unmelodic threshold of pain…. Happy St Patrick’s Day Brisbane from all of us at Brizzy Rubbish Removals!