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...I also get ads for caravans... The day I display any interest in a 'Toad' or becoming a 'Toadist' is the day...
A Wind-in-the-Willows literary reference in Wildgoose.com; nicely done, Pete.
I believe the ads you see are a result of YOUR browser history and have little or nothing to do with WG.I.E. WG isn't choosing the ads you see and is not associating with any political party or ideology.
I hope not because I keep getting dating site banner ads. Older ladies, foreign ladies, etc. I am only on motorcycle sites and ebay. Where is my wife searching?
the ads you see are a result of YOUR browser history
We opted out of straws a while back. Horrid, unnecessary things. Great for kids parties but they can be waxed paper like when we were kids. I've started taking my own containers and bags to the butcher etc. yeah, it takes a tiny bit of forethought but it's just so easy.Only political if you want to make it so. I only take my landfill bin out about once a month now which means we can lie in bed and not care if we forget. That's not politics! It's sloth! Pete
Reusable canavas grocery bags, homemade mesh produce bags, SS straws, recycle everything that can be, compost everything that can be, toss out one small bag of garbage about every week and half. It's pretty easy to do, really.
We recycle, but around here, it's a pain. Everything has to be cleaned and sorted. No political rant following..
I need to do more of that. I always use canvas grocery bags although they're a pain to remember, but those flimsy plastic bags are the bane of the earth and oceans, so it's worth some trouble not to be a part of that lazy wasteful process. I compost everything that can be composted too and have a compost heap of about 2 cubic yards now. Plastic recycling is hard for the reasons already mentioned; you have to clean and sort by type of plastic, milk jug caps are different from milk jugs, etc., it's a mess but we may get there ...I haven't yet figured out what "straws" and "SS straws" are in this context? I know a drinking straw, but we don't use 6 of them a year totaling a fraction of a gram, and have never seen an "SS" one (stainless steel?) Lannis
What a thread drift In Los Angeles County, at least in my area, we get 3 bins. Regular trash (including dirty recyclables (like hamburger wrappers), one for recyclables (like milk jugs, soda cans, cardboard, ect.) and one for green (like yard clippings). I probably put more in the recycle bin than I should, but if they don't want it, they know where their trash bin is. I end up taking one "tall kitchen" bag full of trash, 1/4 bin of recycle each week and once a month a green bin full. Pretty easy to do and it helps to keep from filling up the landfills.Shopping bags........I hate with a passion having to bring my own bags to the store!!! For one thing, they can get soiled by a leaky package of meat or the like and contaminate the bag. Now the next time you use it, it could contaminate what ever you put in it next time. Yes I have tried to wash them out, but the ones I have I don't think are washing machine safe.The plastic bags that we used to get were nice. I at least, used the bags (non soiled ones) as lunch bags, soiled ones as trash bags and non soiled ones for any other things I might need to take somewhere. NOW I have to buy trash bags! Easy enough though to find something else to carry things with.I like some of the answers to the ad issue It does help the site to pay the bills.Tom
Toecutter, thanks for the info on canvas bags. My problem is that the ones I have now, are made from some sort of recycled canvas like material and may not hold up to machine washing. When these go bad, I guess I need to look into real canvas bags.Tom
I WANTED TO ADD.....in California many things like soda containers have a special recycle value that you pay when you buy the item. If you take them TO a recycle place rather than throw them in the bin, you get you money back as well as some value for the type of material. You can also take steel soup type cans, foil, brass and the like to many of the recycle places.
That is another good thing about California. While I'm making my rounds of fountains to get change out of.. I pick up that stuff and turn it in. On a good day, I can make enough money to get me a sack of wine for the evening..
Yes, Bev insists on washing all the recycles. I have to wonder what the environmental savings is net, once she opens the tap?
Water is... as long as it's not trapped in a container... infinitely recyclable. Most recycling depots can't handle foodstained materials.
yes, but the fuel used to pump it, clean it and pipe it, ain't free. She ain't usin' rainwater. I make a point of never cleaning anything meant for trash or recycle. This causes all kinds of domestic disharmony.
IN that case, you're just using the recycle depot as an alternate trash pickup. They can't do anything with it, so it gets garbaged.
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