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Post by Chilli-head on 17th September 2015, 11:35 am

Ever wondered how you can best dispose of something ? Or what will happen to it when you put it in the recycling bin ?

Find out at Recycle Now

It is nice to see reuse options like Freecycle etc listed before recycling.
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Post by freebird on 17th September 2015, 6:14 pm

Thanks for that, CH. Looks as if it will be useful. I have an item that I would dearly like to get rid of but isn't specifically listed - a fur coat. It was never mine, and probably vintage, but charity shops won't take real fur. Loathe to just throw it away, but worried that selling will attract animal rights. Any ideas?
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Post by Ploshkin on 17th September 2015, 8:32 pm

Fur coat is a difficult one, the only place I can think of is somewhere that has theatrical costumes. They might want something authentic. The strangest things I have had to dispose of were 2 human skulls. I had them when I was teaching (I got them from someone who imported bones to make models for medical schools). For obvious reasons I couldn't throw them away or bury them. Amazingly I met someone who had a hobby ordinary and was delighted to take ownership of one. Then a work colleague told me that his daughter, who was studying dentistry, was looking for one.
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Post by Hairyloon on 17th September 2015, 9:31 pm

freebird wrote:Thanks for that, CH. Looks as if it will be useful. I have an item that I would dearly like to get rid of but isn't specifically listed - a fur coat. It was never mine, and probably vintage, but charity shops won't take real fur. Loathe to just throw it away, but worried that selling will attract animal rights. Any ideas?
Stick it on eBay or similar, and to he'll with the activists: you needn't say where you live until it's paid for.
I have a fur coat also. Not decided what to do with it either... Think mine is beaver. What's yours?
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Post by Hairyloon on 17th September 2015, 9:38 pm

A challenge that they fail on: what to do with empty wine box bags?
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Post by Ploshkin on 17th September 2015, 10:00 pm

Where it says hobby ordinary in my previous post it should say hobby ossiary. Flippin' autocorrect.
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Post by Dandelion on 18th September 2015, 12:19 pm

A secondary school with a good drama department might take the fur coat.

The only thing I know about  the bags from wine boxes is that you can inflate them and use them as little pillows if you are a car passenger. This isn't going to use many wine box bags, but it's a start!

I must look up this site and see what they suggest about audio cassettes. I know at one time you could send them to a firm who was recycle them, but it was very expensive to do so, and the sender had to pay not only for the postage but also to actually have them recycled.

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Post by Ploshkin on 18th September 2015, 12:35 pm

the sender had to pay not only for the postage but also to actually have them recycled.
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That is so annoying. By law we have to correctly dispose of our silage wrap. Mostly the collectors take it for recycling but of course we have to pay to have it taken away & it's not cheap. It would be nice if we at could at least have a discount on the purchase of items made from recycled wrap.
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Post by Chilli-head on 18th September 2015, 1:10 pm

Dandelion wrote:
The only thing I know about  the bags from wine boxes is that you can inflate them and use them as little pillows if you are a car passenger. This isn't going to use many wine box bags, but it's a start!
Yes ! I remember Jilly Goulden on BBC Food and Drink demonstrating.  


I must look up this site and see what they suggest about audio cassettes. I know at one time you could send them to a firm who was recycle them, but it was very expensive to do so, and the sender had to pay not only for the postage but also to actually have them recycled.
I have seen a shopping bag made by crochet, I think, from cassette tape.  I think that is perhaps going a bit far, it has quite a good tensile strength though. I don't know if you could fashion some sort of streamers to scare birds off the veg plot ?
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Post by Hairyloon on 18th September 2015, 1:42 pm

Dandelion wrote:I must look up this site and see what they suggest about audio cassettes...
There was a bit about that on the wireless not so long back. I forget what they suggested, apart from crochet.
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Post by Chilli-head on 18th September 2015, 2:07 pm

Cassette tapes, wireless - gosh we must sound so ancient.
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