I've not really done anything today, so I'm just going to talk about the only new thing going on right now...
Our local council has FINALLY decided to start up a proper recycling scheme. There have been a couple of places you can take recyclables to for several years, but you need a car to get to them, and it's quite a treck, so most people don't bother. I mean, some people don't have the time or the means to run a car full of recyclables however many miles it is to the nearest recycling centre. Most of the councils nearby figured this out several years ago. I mean, the council my parents are under (which is only the next one over) has had a recycling scheme for more than six years (I know definately six, but not sure how many more than that... I can't remember). Admittedly they recently revised the scheme and put limits on how much of each thing they will pick up. But they've still had a scheme for years. Our scheme is due to start on December 1st.
I just wish they were clearer on some of what goes in which bin. I also wish they weren't starting it right on top of Christmas... Can't they give us a bit of time to get used to this rather than throwing it at us just as we're heading in to the part of the year when it will be hardest to keep to the limits of how much of each thing they'll pick up per week? Ah, well... At least they're making an effort now. ;)