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by starchild
Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: New years resolution - say no to T***o
Replies: 29
Views: 5285

I've been boycotting Strescos for about 4 years now, but I confess that I still use JS. Strescos I have a real thing about; with the local independent shops issue most of all.

Good to see some of us feel the same way :)

SC x
by starchild
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: chicken carcasses
Replies: 21
Views: 5366

well thank you Andrea - you've put my mind at rest. I appreciate it. Maybe a pressure cooker might be a thought for use during the summer when we don't have a fire lit - I'll see if I can strike lucky on freecycle ;)

Starchild x
by starchild
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: eco menstrual stuff - boring for men
Replies: 133
Views: 33285

I have a competition on my website to win a washable pad from Rachael Hertogs - she handmakes organic pads in the UK.

Join in the fun!

http://myzerowaste.com/category/monthly-competition/

My daughter is choosing the winner, so they'll be no favourtism from me :wink:


Starchild x
by starchild
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: chicken carcasses
Replies: 21
Views: 5366

Thank you Kimmie, I've been having this argument with dh. I suggested we burn them (in fact on three ocassions when he hasn't been around I've stuck the carcass on the woodburner :wink: ). I asked him yesterday if he'd every cleared bones out of the ash because he reckoned bones wouldn't burn down. ...
by starchild
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: chicken carcasses
Replies: 21
Views: 5366

lucy.lists - what a brilliant idea. I guess I need to invest in a sharp butchers knife then. :wink:

Definitely a creative solution; I love people who think outside the box - thanks :)


Starchild x
by starchild
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Swap Shop, Trading Area and Seed Swap Area
Topic: cat food coupon?
Replies: 0
Views: 640

cat food coupon?

It's not really a self sufficientish theme, but I don't like to see things go to waste. I had a coupon in the post today for a pound off Purina cat food. If anyone can use it, I'd be happy to post the voucher to you :)

Starchild x
by starchild
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: chicken carcasses
Replies: 21
Views: 5366

Ooooo, Caundlemama, you've put me off a green cone for life (much to my husband's delight no doubt; he was very unconvinced about me trying one of those!) I'll have a go at crushing down the bones and seeing how I get on. Stupid question alert - how do you actually do that? Crush the bones I mean; w...
by starchild
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: chicken carcasses
Replies: 21
Views: 5366

Thanks for all your thoughts - MKG, you can rest assured that the carcass has been used for stock first ;) Ultrazapp - thank you for making me feel better about things; it's hard not to beat ourselves up at times isn't it; but at least I guess it's technically biodegradable waste (although not when ...
by starchild
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: chicken carcasses
Replies: 21
Views: 5366

chicken carcasses

Oh well, here goes my first question! I'm on the search for what to do with chicken carcasses. Our cat is fed chicken (any tinned cat food comes straight back up), so every week I have to deal with one or two chicken carcasses. I don't really want to put them in the bin where they go to landfill; is...
by starchild
Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: hello from sunny gloucestershire
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

hello from sunny gloucestershire

Hi Everyone, I'm so happy to be here. It's so weird, I must have joined up eons ago, but never actually posted anything. I guess today is the day. :cheers: In the midst of WRAP's Recycle Week, we've set our small family a challenge of creating zero waste. We're on day 4 and it's been an interesting ...