Single Use Plastics

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Re: Single Use Plastics

Postby philvantwo » 18 Apr 2019, 6:32pm

You can still get wooden pegs Mick F!
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Re: Single Use Plastics

Postby Mick F » 18 Apr 2019, 9:13pm

Not seen any for years in the shops here.
Could be wrong though, as I may have not looked properly.
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Re: Single Use Plastics

Postby philvantwo » 18 Apr 2019, 9:50pm

40 for £1 at B&M or 36 for £1 at Wilko! Do you want me to send some down to you Mick F?
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Re: Single Use Plastics

Postby Mick F » 19 Apr 2019, 9:22am

B&M eh?
We'll no doubt be in one of them in the next few days.

Shopping Morrisons and Lidl later today. We'll have a look ....... or one of us will, as the other will remain in the car with our new puppy, Sailor! :D We don't want to leave him alone for a week or three yet.
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Re: Single Use Plastics

Postby brynpoeth » 19 Apr 2019, 9:47am

You could be spending a lot at 'Pets at Home' too :wink:
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Re: Single Use Plastics

Postby Mick F » 19 Apr 2019, 10:56am

No, too expensive. Have you been in one and priced things up? Nice stuff, and a huge range, but pricey.
Local pet shops here are far better value.
We'll be in Ron's Pet Supplies later for parrot food and dog bikkies.
https://www.ronspets.co.uk
Ron passed away a few years ago, but his shop is still going strong. We knew Ron well and he's sadly missed.

Any road up, this is mega-thread-drift! :lol:

Back to plastic pegs.
We have a basket with maybe a couple of dozen of them. They crack from time-to-time no doubt due to UV rays from the daylight. We've had a chat about this thread. We won't be replacing them as they fail, and be replenishing with wooden ones.
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Re: Single Use Plastics

Postby al_yrpal » 19 Apr 2019, 2:01pm

Just pegged out the washing with wooden pegs we have had for donkeys years and still going strong. You dont see Romany door knockers with pegs these days, or knife grinders, or Johny Onion, Avon ladies, Mormons, Jehovas Witnesses, Corona man, shrimps and prawns etc. Lack of enterprise these days.... :?

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Re: Single Use Plastics

Postby philvantwo » 19 Apr 2019, 4:40pm

You could always make your own pegs Mick F, all those trees you cut down and that box of old trampoline springs you've kept! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Single Use Plastics

Postby Mick F » 19 Apr 2019, 4:45pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Whittling is a sort of therapeutic occupation in the boring afternoons maybe?

............... and how do you know I still have those springs?
Yes, I still have them ............... no-one has suggested a good idea as yet what I should do with them, but making pegs using them would be a bit of overkill.
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Re: Single Use Plastics

Postby Freddie » 20 Apr 2019, 12:11pm

NUKe wrote:I agree with you one hundred about single use plastics.
Just bought 10 bamboo tooth brushes to do my bit,( yes I know they still have plastic bristles, but that’s a lot less plastic.
How often do you go through brushes? Apparently, the recommendation is to change them every 6 months!

I am sure I can get 5 years out of one and they (and my teeth) seem no worse for it. If you follow guidelines you're expected to get through 10 toothbrushes in that time.

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Re: Single Use Plastics

Postby NUKe » 21 Apr 2019, 3:05pm

Freddie wrote:
NUKe wrote:I agree with you one hundred about single use plastics.
Just bought 10 bamboo tooth brushes to do my bit,( yes I know they still have plastic bristles, but that’s a lot less plastic.
How often do you go through brushes? Apparently, the recommendation is to change them every 6 months!

I am sure I can get 5 years out of one and they (and my teeth) seem no worse for it. If you follow guidelines you're expected to get through 10 toothbrushes in that time.

You assumed I bought 10 toothbrushes for myself, They will be used by the family as and when they need them.
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Re: Single Use Plastics

Postby Freddie » 21 Apr 2019, 3:08pm

as and when being...how often? i wonder if the bristles separate from the brush head quicker when the brush is bamboo. it is difficult trying to be eco-friendly, that much is true.

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Re: Single Use Plastics

Postby Vorpal » 6 May 2019, 12:06pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:One reason veg are 'over wrapped' in plastic is that it extends shelf life - and therefore reduces waste.

There have been some 'studies' that show that there is less waste when fruit and veg are packaged, but they neglect to mention, that most of this waste is merely transferred to the consumer. I have seldom, for example, opened a package of tomatoes, and found that all were intact and useable after washing. Most of the time, I at least have to cut a spot or two off, and I regularly find that between 10 & 20% of the tomato(es) are unuseable.

Fruit and veg have their own natural packaging.
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Re: Single Use Plastics

Postby fausto copy » 6 May 2019, 4:48pm

About 10 years ago I bought Mrs.Copy a small plastic thingy to aid in peeling oranges.
It's a ring shaped object with a projection on one side to cut through the peel and then a rounded end to lever the peel off.

The thing is, it's so small that invariably it gets left with the peel, which then gets disposed of in the compost bin.
We'd not seen it for a couple of years, but when I was creating a nice fine tilth to sow some carrots last week, I spotted it on the raised bed.

It was duly washed and re-presented to Mrs.C as an anniversary gift :lol: and she happily used it over the last few days.
This morning, she stated that it's gone missing again and is no doubt back in the compost bin for another cycle.

Obviously this item is not classed as single use plastic, as it seems to be on a never ending roundabout of use. :mrgreen: