Your editorial "Hyper hypocrisy of 'plastic-free' shopping " exposed the duplicity of the major supermarkets (Narooma News, August 14).
Plastic-wrapped collectable toys are just the tip of the plastic iceberg. The majority of our purchases are wrapped in at least one single-use plastic bag, if not many.
A kilo of pears comes in a single-use plastic tray, inside a single-use plastic bag. Single-use plastic bags are available for your tomatoes, zucchinis, potatoes etc.
This becomes more ridiculous when you purchase banana bread. Each slice is inside a single-use plastic bag. The slices are sitting in a single-use cardboard tray and the whole lot is wrapped in another plastic bag. You take home five slices of bread, six plastic bags and a cardboard tray.
It is nice to know the supermarkets had the environment uppermost in their thinking when they decided to charge customers for take-home plastic carry bags.
Open letter to Bega MP Andrew Constance
I sat in your car once when you were a good back bencher- a real good local member.
I said: "Mark my words, one day you will breath rarefied air and back slappers will surround you." You said: "Never; I'm always for the electorate." Unfortunately, I was right.
Your actions on the abortion issue were arrogant and removed from the electorate, only five months, yes, 22 weeks, after an election. Don't thing you can shower the Bega electorate with goodies "and get away with bloody murder" - of course, I mean not consulting the electorate.
Where is your usual press release?
Mum thanks emergency crews after three-year-old girl suffers seizure
Four weeks ago, my three-year-old daughter had a seizure whilst we were visiting my parents' farm at Belowra.
I just want to say a huge thank you to the two amazing paramedics who drove half an hour into bushland to meet us and take her to the hospital (James and James, I believe, from the Narooma ambulance station) and also to firefighter, Jim Potter, who had the road unblocked and cleared from the hazard reduction burn offs in less than two minutes so we could reach the ambulance.
I know it doesn't seem like huge heroic events, but for a mum dealing with their child's first-ever seizure and being an hour into the middle of the bush, they meant a lot.
I just wanted to say thank you and that we appreciate you.
We would like to thank Phil, the landscaper, for giving us a lift back to Moruya Heads after our car broke down on the highway on Wednesday, August 14. My car was towed away and Phil just stopped to offer assistance. Much appreciated, mate.
Edilia and David
Shire's rejection of climate emergency motion upsets readers
We are faced with a global climate change emergency and still we fail to act.
I'm tired of hearing our leaders putting jobs and the economy before the welfare of our planet. We are losing the precious diversity of life on our planet at an alarming rate.
The seas are full of plastic, Pacific Islanders are begging us to save their people, but our Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister say the Australian economy must come first (but you'll be okay, you can come over and pick our fruit!) When Sir David Attenborough tells us the planet is in peril, I listen. We need to act now, for tomorrow may be too late. No economy without ecology.
Little surprise in Eurobodalla Shire Council's rejection of Councillor Patrick McGinlay's motion to declare a climate emergency.
Despite a packed gallery in support of the motion, the majority of councillors rejected it and refused to include the words "climate change" in the watered-down amendment. What is obvious, aside from the disturbing realisation that our councillors, in the main, are so embarrassingly ignorant of an urgent global issue that they refuse to believe it exists, is their lack of regard for the welfare of their constituents. This was also evident at a council meeting where Guerilla Bay residents made a submission against proposed infrastructure on Burri Point headland which would be hugely detrimental to the fragile environment.
With the exception of Councillors Anthony Mayne and McGinlay, councillors demonstrated a lack of regard for residents' views, conducting conversations and texting on their phones during the reading of the submission.
Determined to take the nature out of "nature coast", council has installed such infrastructure at Rosedale. Where there once was a beautiful bush track winding between spotted gums, aesthetically pleasing, functional and above all non-intrusive to the native vegetation, there are now railings, platforms, extensive cement and wooden steps and formalised gravel paths.
Our coastline is loved because of its natural environment, an environment council should be doing their utmost to conserve, not undermine as it is doing by its refusal to acknowledge that it is under threat.