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About alex

British cartoonist and writer, living in the Basque Country, but based in New Zealand.

Biodegradable Baggage

Oscar and Ed discuss biodegradable bags

Oscar and Ed discuss biodegradable bags

Biodegradable bags, takeaway cups/containers and other disposable items are only really good for the planet when they are composted effectively. As Lucy Siegle reports in The Guardian:

These products are biodegradable or compostable, made by substituting the oil-based synthetic polymers that ordinarily go into plastics for natural crop or waste resources ranging from cellulose from wood pulp to sugarcane or even potato peelings. The theory goes that you can have your cake, eat it and toss both fork and plate away without a care in the world to be absorbed by grateful Mother Earth.

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Cartoon Links

I’m gradually putting this blog back together after its move and you can find the links to other great sites on the left. The good thing about hosting my blog is that I can enable the code for the Comics Kingdom widget: clicking on that little animated box down left will take you to today’s Arctic Circle strip. Enjoy! (more…)

Gardening in the Arctic Circle and St Kilda

Howard's gardening advice

Howard's gardening advice

The boyf and I volunteered at the Veg Out community garden in St Kilda yesterday. Like my previous sessions, we were on compost duty, which means shovelling a lot of decomposing veggies, clippings and weeds to make a layered pile that will break down into the rich, dark compost that gets dug into the gardens. (more…)

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