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Thursday, 20 August 2009

Rubbish

Londoners produce masses of it. About 15% (700,000 tonnes) of it travel by barge from central London to landfills in Essex.
Many want the site were these containers leave from to be turned into apartments. Mostly developers but also neighbours who want the value of their properties to increase.
Others want more rubbish transported by barge. If this lot was transported by lorry we would see an increase of 100,000 lorries per year on the road.

Planning for the Olympics especially improving travel has meant that anything that reduces road congestion is favoured. Looks like the barges may win.

7 comments:

B SQUARED said...

A growing problem in any large city. Recycling helps, but, only to a point.

Ackworth born said...

O I do hope the barges win.

3c said...

John Betjeman wrote a poem about Essex . . .

'Where distant barges high with hay
Come sailing in upon the flood.'

Not exactly hay here!

marley said...

I think the barges are a good idea. A good way to transport the rubbish.

Re my birthday - I did have a tripod last year! You've got a very good memory! Maybe you need to get out more, Lol! The only camera related present this year was a book about photography composition, which is a fantastic book. Really very informative. Although I think I have got better as time has gone by its always good to see how a proffesional does it!

Tammy said...

Very intersting. Something else I didn't know about London.
I really like your photo too. The angle and depth is great.

samantha said...

I really like your photo too. The angle and depth is great.good thougts..thanks for sharing...
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magicpolaroid said...

that beautiful composition! thanx for visiting my blog!
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