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ANU desperate for green cred?

By Ben_Dover 11 November 2012 26

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We were walking our ill-allsorted collection of mutts down by the lake, at the Lindsey Prior arboretum this morning,  and watching all the fitties doing their rowing. It made for a lovely walk, and a very pleasant morning. We stopped off at the new benches which have been installed there. Very nicely done, and they fit in well with the general ambience of the place.

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(I do hope however it stops at this, it woudl be a real shame to lose the “semi-wild” parkland aspect down there.)

I had to laugh as each bench as a little plaque on it which reads;

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These benches are made from 100% recycled plastic which also contains  plastic waste collected from the ANU.

Well!! Well done ANU for donating your plastic waste, some of which may be in these benches. It’s nice to know there is such munificent and benevolent waste plastic donation going on at our local University.

Honestly!

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Ben_Dover 7:46 am 13 Nov 12

poetix said :

And that spot does look very pretty! Still trying to figure out exactly where it is though.

http://wikimapia.org/12260797/Lindsay-Pryor-National-Arboretum

poetix 6:33 pm 12 Nov 12

And that spot does look very pretty! Still trying to figure out exactly where it is though.

Thanks, BD, for reminding me that I really should go a little further afield. Also, I misread your comment as ‘fatties’ rowing, which confused me!

dungfungus 6:23 pm 12 Nov 12

Aaroncbr said :

Far out you’ll complain about anything wont you?

Gtreat recipe for Rabbit Terrine here: http://www.atablefortwo.com.au/2012/07/04/rabbit-terrine-recipe/

Ben_Dover 4:19 pm 12 Nov 12

tonkatuff82 said :

Major whinge over nothing, no?
Honestly!

Can anyone spot any “whinge” here?

Now that the provenance has been exlained, that ANU’s need to anounce to its students that their plastic waste, ( or at least some of it,) has not died in vain, and has been used in these benches, which were once at the campus, we are all a little wiser. Thanks for the information.

Now stop with the whine.

Aaroncbr 3:48 pm 12 Nov 12

Far out you’ll complain about anything wont you?

dungfungus 3:44 pm 12 Nov 12

tonkatuff82 said :

You know that whole assumption problem…

These benches were initially used on the ANU campus for many years. They have now been donated for use wherever TAMS see fit, hence the plaque which made perfect sense in their original use. Re-recycled if you like.

Major whinge over nothing, no?
Honestly!

Well, when is the ANU going to donate the feral rabbits to TAMS?
The rabbits must be poorly conditioned or the students would have eaten them already. Someone will now tell me that ANU students are so poor they are all vegetarians.

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