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by Skippy
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 66
Views: 26998

Re: No rubbish fortnight

It's not really reducing the rubbish from junk mail but I used to send it back when it came with a prepaid envelope . Normally I'd try to fill it with another company's junk mail first.
by Skippy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Site Information and Announcements
Topic: No rubbish fortnight
Replies: 66
Views: 26998

Re: No rubbish fortnight

I've looked at what goes in our bin and have to agree that reducing to zero is almost impossible. We do have a good recycling scheme around us and can request an additional bin for that at no extra cost. As others have pointed out plastic film contaminated with food and polystyrene do seem to be the...
by Skippy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?
Replies: 7
Views: 63

Re: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?

I make a habit of looking for these containers that have been previously used for foodstuffs . If nothing else a food grade 5litre plastic container is worth at least a pound or more , check on eBay . Then what do I do with them? Well , perhaps a little boringly I fill them with water "just in case"...
by Skippy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 31
Views: 3096

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

I adore dandelion wine - hint of Retsina. Well I did say my wife was going to bring a bottle of Retsina back from Greece . In the end she brought me a bottle off ouzo ...because it was cheaper :dontknow: However , the other weekend we discovered Lidl are selling retsina for £3.99 a bottle so we bro...
by Skippy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Laptop batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 821

Re: Laptop batteries

The "something" is perfectly natural or rather usual would be a better word . Here's a bit about it , https://modernsurvivalblog.com/preps/battery-corrosion-why-they-leak-and-how-to-prevent-it/ It doesn't say if it affects their recyclability but I've seen some very rough looking car batteries at my...
by Skippy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 77
Views: 32328

Re: Banish Plastic

I asked a similar question on another forum and received a reply to the effect that the biodegradable plastics shouldbeok in a freezer. Cut and pasted, Postby Clarebelle » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:28 pm I am not 100% sure about this but I believe that if it was put in the freezer it would take a very lon...
by Skippy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 17
Views: 1195

Re: Vegetarian diet

Yes I know , even a guy I work for could , with some truth , claim his V12 Ferrari is solar powered. All in jest really . To be pedantic geothermal and nuclear aren't ultimately derived from solar energy but I do get your point.
by Skippy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 17
Views: 1195

Re: Vegetarian diet

Hey guys, I think there is a fundamental error in interpretation of food sources and products. Cows eat grass (I know, I grow both and I see them doing it) If the source is vegetable then to product must also be vegetable - ergo, steak is a vegetable. And the sun makes the grass grow ... so if I ea...
by Skippy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 77
Views: 32328

Re: Banish Plastic

Just seen a news report on this matter and it looks like at least a small step is taking place in Holland. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/28/worlds-first-plastic-free-aisle-opens-in-netherlands-supermarket In the tv interview it showed what looked like plastic wrapping and trays bu...
by Skippy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 17
Views: 1195

Re: Vegetarian diet

Thanks for that recipe GA , I'll have to give it a go at some point although there may well be a substitution or two as I'll use whatever I've got first.
by Skippy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 17
Views: 1195

Re: Vegetarian diet

Greer wrote a piece recently about diets and veganism and makes for interesting reading. https://www.ecosophia.net/dream-perfect-diet/ I wouldn't mind looking at your recipe for vegan bacon GA . Like you I'm not a huge fan of tofu or aubergine as I find them a tad tasteless so anything that improves...
by Skippy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 17
Views: 1195

Re: Vegetarian diet

I had a spell of purely vegetarian diet but I came to my own conclusion that eating an animal wasn't in itself wrong , after all there are thousands of other species who survive by consuming other creatures . If it is wrong for a human to eat meat then it must be equally wrong for a lion to do the s...
by Skippy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 77
Views: 32328

Re: Banish Plastic

Looking back at the discussion - mostly supermarket shopping plastic - well now that £5 and £10 notes in England are plastic - hmm, you ain't going to ban plastic when shopping. If you use a card it's plastic and if you use money it's plastic. :wink: Now that does make it hard to cut down on plasti...
by Skippy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 1778

Re: The new banish plastic movements

https://uk.whogivesacrap.org/ Thanks for that. I'll post a link , https://www.amazon.co.uk/Essentials-Sheet-Toilet-Tissue-Rolls/dp/B01MZ6CHM0/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1517516020&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=toilet+rolls&psc=1 A link that frankly in many ways is frustrating .ok so the roll sizes are dif...
by Skippy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 1778

Re: The new banish plastic movements

Does toilet roll come in paper wrappings these days , or at least what we may call mainstream products because as far as I can see ( not that I do much looking ) it all has plastic outer wrapping. Incidentally when I mentioned the portaloo tale the rolls normally come in pairs but perhaps I wasn't c...