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Old 05-28-2008, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA
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i have started to recycle everything. i bought a smaller wormery for the garden and all my organic (incl bones meat and fish which you aren't supposed to put in there) waste goes in there. every now and then i just scoop a whole lot of excess in with my garden clippings and the trash guys never notice. the rest (eg foil, tetra) i just chuck in my recycling bin and the recyclers can deal with it
You are definitely ahead of the recycling curve! Thanks!
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:55 AM
 
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You are definitely ahead of the recycling curve! Thanks!
thanks. my one buddy likes to go fishing and has taken a few of my worms on an occassion. don't think they've help him catch anything though!

here's a pic of one similar to mine

http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/Features/Compost_Heap/images/2006offerSoilSaver600_1_Medium_110.jpg (broken link)
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA
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thanks. my one buddy likes to go fishing and has taken a few of my worms on an occassion. don't think they've help him catch anything though!

here's a pic of one similar to mine

http://www.the-gardeners-calendar.co.uk/Features/Compost_Heap/images/2006offerSoilSaver600_1_Medium_110.jpg (broken link)
Thanks! It looks like the ultimate food digester!
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:21 AM
 
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Thanks! It looks like the ultimate food digester!
i would quite call it the ultimate, there are digesters which have added benefits.


YouTube - Organic Farming Part II - 'Cow dung to biogas'
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA
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i would quite call it the ultimate, there are digesters which have added benefits.


YouTube - Organic Farming Part II - 'Cow dung to biogas'
I believe that I saw Mike Rowe of "Dirty Jobs" fame working on one of those biomass digesters and converters, it was truly a "dirty job"!
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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plastic or paper is bad for the enviroment.
Plastic --land fill issue
paper -- less needed trees
I cant imagine using paper trash bag for household use due to the the wet items that goes into household trash.
I could see how cloth trash bags being used in places like office cubicles and other places that "dry trash" is discarded
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania USA
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plastic or paper is bad for the enviroment.
Plastic --land fill issue
paper -- less needed trees
I cant imagine using paper trash bag for household use due to the the wet items that goes into household trash.
I could see how cloth trash bags being used in places like office cubicles and other places that "dry trash" is discarded
Kraft paper is easily waterproofed using non-plastic compounds. When I was packing wooden crates (lift vans) for overseas shipment, I would line the crate with waterproof kraft paper prior to packing the household goods into the crate. Waterproof kraft paper has been available for decades.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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i have started to recycle everything. i bought a smaller wormery for the garden and all my organic (incl bones meat and fish which you aren't supposed to put in there) waste goes in there. every now and then i just scoop a whole lot of excess in with my garden clippings and the trash guys never notice. the rest (eg foil, tetra) i just chuck in my recycling bin and the recyclers can deal with it
This will just end in the normal refuse sorry.
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:05 AM
 
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This will just end in the normal refuse sorry.
without the additional plastic bags! wasn't that the point? he asked whether we use paper or plastic refuse bags no? i use neither!
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Has anyone seen the plastic bags put out by Good Sense Earth Sense? I have a box of 13 gallon plastic bags that are made from 60% recycled plastic and at least 10% post-consumer material. They smell a bit funky when you first open them but they work great! I highly recommend!
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