A small group takes refuge from the summer sun under a tree and lick their cooling ice cream cornets, the ultimate in litter free treats. The council worker alights from a refuse truck on his journey past York Minster (just visible on the left) and the Church of St Michael le Belfrey to check the litter bins in an area where happily not a scrap of rubbish can be seen.
To continue the theme nearer to my home here is a mural with a message as imagined by one of the local schools, Greengate Infants and Junior School - 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle', a good motto to promote. The school formed a partnership with the construction company building a care home for older people on the same street and there are a number of murals around the building on different subjects painted on the site fencing. Who knows the other ones might come in handy for another letter of ABC Wednesday!
Lastly we take a trip to a recycling area taken a few days after last Christmas when the bottle banks were already full and the excess was starting to line up in front. A journey to the bottle bank has almost become part of the Christmas tradition and by the time the recycling guys go back to work there will certainly be a whole lot more as the population takes the message "eat, drink and be merry" to heart.
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at R here