Despite this, the emphasis on waste is no bad thing.
Certainly not when it comes to food or water in countries where the lack of water in particular is a serious and constant problem.
However, we Irish, living on one of the wettest islands in the world have recently been pounded with several radio adverts on the subject that would make you shiver with the irony.
The last few weeks have been some of the wettest August weeks in living memory with roads closed and landslides in several areas and these guys
frequently ran adds about the importance of saving water. As the adverts ran, the rain pelted the windows.
Weighing in with his wisdom, Gormless Gormley, the minister for nanny stateism, also known as the Environment minister, signed legislation
that makes it mandatory for all new building to install dual flush toilets.
All this in one of the wettest Augusts in living memory!
Yet again, the greens fly in the face of the prevailing reality to flog their nanny state baloney!