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Why? What Earthly Good Does It Do?

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Mike Watkins, Feb 2, 2021.

  1. The Ecologist

    The Ecologist Posting Addict

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    This stuff, the type that's been sealed, not the ones that open easily. It's unnecessarily big and it's more dangerous to open than a tin of corned beef after 8 pints...


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  2. Dan Simpson

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    I can deal with amazon paper, cardboard boxes, either get recycled me sending parcels, or even lighting our open fire.
    I can't deal with polystyrene at all.
    I don't like the way we try to recycle plastics, I'd tackle it from the other end, reduce the plastics used. I'd go one further, stop trying to develop eco friendly cars/transport... Reduce the need for so much travel...
    Just humble opinions..
     
  3. The Ecologist

    The Ecologist Posting Addict

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    Dan. We are supposed to be reducing but recycling has taken over. It's a business now and the powers that be love a good business.

    The basic hierarchy of waste management is reduce, reuse, recycle; in that order. This has been expanded to include other terms but the principle is the same; recycling uses energy as waste needs to be collected and processed. That's why it's supposed to be low down on the list, just before landfill.

    Your opinions may be humble, but they're spot on :up:.
     
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  4. PeskyWabbits

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    Is plastic actually recycled?
    Lots of recycling collection points, but other than YouTube hobbyists, it seems to be shipped abroad as 'someone else's problem'.

    The plastic furniture and street signs appear to be extinct now.
     
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  5. bighit

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    Some taste of bacon too.
     
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  6. The Ecologist

    The Ecologist Posting Addict

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    You mean this type of thing?

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  7. bighit

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    Plastic bottles are made into clothing .

    Malden mills that make polartec fabric use them .


    Polartec didn’t stop innovating at fleece, either. In the mid-90s, the company turned its attention to environmental sustainability, and pioneered the process to knit recycled polyester yarn made from plastic water bottles into performance fabrics. Since then, the brand has diverted about 1.5 billion bottles from landfills and continues to lead the outdoor industry in both performance fabrics and sustainable innovation.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/02/partner-content-evolution-of-recycled-fabrics/

    Other companies no doubt do it also.
     
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  8. Chouchin66

    Chouchin66 Major Poster

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    Cheetos Lev , Cheetos ...ours even have a cool animated tiger in Wayfarers.

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  9. timmytree

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    My neighbour ordered a slimline tube for a light under a wall unit. about 400mm long, about as thick as my little finger.
    It came in a box about 600 x 300 x 300, full of cardboard packing with the tube placed on top. The tube came in it's own protective box and could have safely been put in a cardboard tube.
     
  10. SJC

    SJC Shooter and golfer.

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    It’s clearly a safety device.
    There have been several cases of electrical items falling from their packaging and plugging their selves in!!!!
    Never thought about it but now you mention it what the ******* use are they??
     
  11. Mike Watkins

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    I think you’re on to something there! Possibly the best suggestion yet. :D
     
  12. guzzicat

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    Chutney, peanut butter Etc. jars shaped so it is impossible to get the last bit out!
     
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    I'm so glad I'm not the only person that does this, I can now come out of the closet........dom
     
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    Can be wonderful stuff if your shooting cushion has gone flat and needs a top up.
     
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    Seriously? You have to ask what it's for... :facepalm:

    Of course you wouldn't go off on one if bare metal prongs rattled around in a box and scratched your nice new TV/Printer/Coffee maker.

    A better question is why send out a bloody lead in the first place when we've either still got the old one or have 5 of them stashed in various draws and boxes around the house/garage.
     
  16. RagnarHairybreeks

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    You are right, and I and many others with a green inclination bought them.

    Turns out though that fleeces made from recycled bottles hose the world with micro plastics. Actually worse than shoving the things in landfills.
     
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    They’re actually made from a form of wheat. They don’t taste too bad.
     
  18. Byronic

    Byronic Good thing we are all different, eh?

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    Marmite jars!
    And even many of the "own brand" copies!?!
     
  19. SJC

    SJC Shooter and golfer.

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    I had a tin of corned beef the other day (love the stuff but no sure it’s that good for you?) my missus bought it, she said I never noticed but the key has fallen off.
    “No problems” says the DIY expert “I’ll sort it no problem”
    Only took me about 10 minutes to get into it tried some pliers that just ripped the thin piece of metal off, then tried the tin opener, it wouldn’t go round the tigh corners.
    In the end I used a knife and butchered the tin, my next idea was get the grinder out?
    Note to self, next time GET A TIN WITH A KEY!!!!!!?
     
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    I have used a pair of angling forceps before , that or a hungry days fishing!
     

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