17th November 2018
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Bruck doesn’t disintegrate

Some time in 1988, 14 years before I was born, someone in Unst ate some Quavers, drank a can of Coke and threw away the packaging.

At the weekend I picked up the bruck โ€“ it had hardly disintegrated at all (see pictures).

Dunna chuck bruck!

Rona Brookes
Ordaal House,
Baltasound,
Unst.

The Coke can from 1988.

The Coke can from 1988.

A crisp packet discarded 27 years ago.

A crisp packet discarded 27 years ago.

2 comments

  1. Robert Wishart

    I doubt if you get that sort of quality in packaging nowadays.

    Reply
  2. David Spence

    I was watching an interesting documentary where a man invented a machine which converts plastic into oil and fuel for his car.

    No doubt, as they have done for the past 40 years or so, the oil companies will offer him a lot of money for the patent, and still continue polluting the atmosphere with green house gases………….but who cares, as long as they make a profit, eh?

    It would be interesting to find out how many people have been silenced by bribes or by ‘ other means ‘ by the big corporate companies who look upon them as a threat to their profits.

    Reply

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