I've always had a bee in my bonnet about the needless felling of trees.
Unless a tree is decayed and a danger, leave the damn things alone.
There's never flooding in the rainforests because of the trees, but in many countries including our own very small country trees are being chopped down to make way for highways, roads, housing, industry, furniture, paper and people wonder why we have the floods that we do.
Recycling includes our furniture as well as everything else. Good solid old furniture can be re-designed by craftsmen, can't they ? This is furniture which lasts a lifetime. My nearly 100 year old iron-framed sold oak headboard bed will still be here when I'm not. We are such a throw-away society that I see as obscene and which all adds to the blot on the landscape of our climate. If folk invested in the best furniture they wouldn't be so quick in getting rid of it so easily thus saving a few trees.
How much longer will we have left before landfill sites are saturated. What about gases emanating from these sites ? Methane being one of them. We are nothing but a dumping ground for the needless heaps of garbage around our towns and countryside. What of the mounds of old car/vehicle tyres ? How are they disposed of ?
village gossip being twisted - some people love drama
Don't consider myself elderly - how about "mature" instead?
Food is like a drug to me - fat shaming