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Topic: Re:Green boxes for recycling
Posted by: Philippa Bond
Date/Time: 06/08/14 09:29:00

If you do ONE THING to recycle - separate out and recycle your food waste - it makes such a lot of difference to everything else left in your bin especially in this summer heat.

You may even find out what you waste most of and then be able to save money by buying or storing something a little differently and save yourself some money in the process. The major change I made was in buying and storing bread. 
Ironically it is the elderly who could probably show younger generations more than a thing or two about food management.

This website is very useful:

Perhaps you could help a neighbour by ordering a green box and/or lockable food waste bin for them?  Sharing a green box?  Or even sharing a food waste bin - now that is a bit of a challenge.  I wonder who'd do that?

Sharing newspapers or a roll of compostable liners (seedling logo/BS EN 13234) should be easy.  Compostable liners are cheapest bought online.  They are particularly useful if you are going to be going away and don't have a neighbour to put your food waste out for you or won't be around to rinse out your bin (all you need to do if you line it with newspaper or compostable liner).

You can use what you like as a small caddy on a worktop if you want to.  It just needs a lid to keep flies out.
You can get posh expensive ceramic ones or cheap plastic ones.  I've used an old ceramic biscuit barrel.

Ealing freecycle is a good way to find things that people don't want or give things away that you don't want.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Green boxes for recycling31/07/14 17:46:00 Tomasz Keller
   Re:Green boxes for recycling31/07/14 17:58:00 Kim Rugg
      Re:Re:Green boxes for recycling31/07/14 18:07:00 Maire Lowe
   Re:Green boxes for recycling31/07/14 22:02:00 Ben Smith
      Re:Re:Green boxes for recycling31/07/14 23:33:00 Urs Esser
         Re:Re:Re:Green boxes for recycling01/08/14 08:04:00 Ben Smith
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Green boxes for recycling01/08/14 10:44:00 Kim Bobsin
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green boxes for recycling04/08/14 15:35:00 Philippa Bond
                  Re:Green boxes for recycling06/08/14 09:29:00 Philippa Bond
                     Re:Re:Green boxes for recycling06/08/14 10:09:00 Ben Smith
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green boxes for recycling06/08/14 21:07:00 Amanda Smith
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green boxes for recycling06/08/14 23:12:00 Philippa Bond
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green boxes for recycling06/08/14 23:14:00 Philippa Bond
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green boxes for recycling07/08/14 10:40:00 Amanda Smith
                           Re:Green boxes for recycling08/08/14 09:53:00 Philippa Bond
      Re:Re:Green boxes for recycling06/08/14 12:04:00 Amanda Knights
         Re:Re:Re:Green boxes for recycling06/08/14 12:41:00 Ben Smith
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Green boxes for recycling06/08/14 12:55:00 Philippa Bond
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green boxes for recycling11/08/14 14:58:00 Philippa Bond
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green boxes for recycling13/08/14 13:13:00 Serena Cameron
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Green boxes for recycling19/08/14 11:55:00 Philippa Bond

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