A Homemade Life
Welcome to Homemade Life.

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member or join our community if not ....

Chilli-head
Who is online?
In total there is 1 user online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 1 Guest

None

Most users ever online was 62 on 10th April 2015, 8:24 am
Latest topics
» No-dig gardening & weed control
by freebird Today at 5:10 pm

» Homemade onion sets
by freebird Today at 7:50 am

» What are you harvesting today?
by Dandelion 11th November 2017, 10:48 pm

» Autumn sowing in the November Garden
by Chilli-head 8th November 2017, 12:10 pm

» What arts and craft things have you been making lately?
by FloBear 6th November 2017, 7:11 pm

» New arrivals
by FloBear 5th November 2017, 4:26 pm

» Wrapping up in the October garden
by freebird 30th October 2017, 12:41 pm

» Seed Banks and reliable suppliers
by Dandelion 26th October 2017, 2:16 pm

» Excellent publication
by Dandelion 18th October 2017, 5:07 pm

» What have I done in the workshop today?
by Chilli-head 15th October 2017, 8:46 pm

» Masaledar Sem (spicy green beans)
by freebird 15th October 2017, 8:08 pm

» Autumn planting vegetables
by freebird 7th October 2017, 12:58 pm

» Greek village bread
by Chilli-head 5th October 2017, 1:57 pm

» Passata machine
by Ploshkin 4th October 2017, 12:21 pm

» Bad press for woodburners
by freebird 29th September 2017, 7:20 pm

» Reflections on the seaon 2017
by freebird 28th September 2017, 9:35 pm

» The September garden
by FloBear 21st September 2017, 8:59 pm

» Wildlife cameras
by FloBear 9th September 2017, 11:53 am

» whats on the menu
by Dandelion 5th September 2017, 10:10 pm

» Insect hotel
by FloBear 31st August 2017, 10:07 pm

Statistics
We have 634 registered users
The newest registered user is mailedusentials

Our users have posted a total of 44868 messages in 2331 subjects
HML on FaceBook
RSS feeds



Donate to our Charity
The Homemade life supports Kiva - microloans for people in developing countries working to change their lives.  These loans are repaid to our KIVA account, so your donation is used many times to help different people - literally the gift that keeps on giving..

lids, cap, tops, whatever they may be

View previous topic View next topic Go down

default lids, cap, tops, whatever they may be

Post by Jaded Green on 29th June 2010, 10:25 pm

I don't like to boast, but I think I've got recycling bottles, jam jars, juice cartons and plastic bottles pretty well sorted. True, it would be nice if there were less of some of these things, but they are not going into landfill.

However, I seem to be left with whole lot of screw tops from bottles, lids from mayonnaise and jam jars, plastic lids from lemonade bottles and the odd plastic milkbottle. Also the plastic lids from the Innocent Smoothie cartons, which have been on special offer lately and irresistible. The Innocent pack no longer has an inner plastic seal as it "saves over 20 tonnes of plastic a year" so those plastic lids I do have probably mount up over time.

We are asked to take tops off jars and bottles - all the pictures in my recycling guides are of topless bottles and jars.

Mine all go into the bin. What does anyone else do?

At one time a friend was saving milk bottle tops and similar for charity, but I don't see her regularly any more so can't pass them on.
avatar
Jaded Green
Homemade Moderator

Posts : 2269
Join date : 2009-11-09
Location : London

Back to top Go down

default Re: lids, cap, tops, whatever they may be

Post by polgara on 29th June 2010, 10:33 pm

I have the same problem & apart from stupid ideas cannot really come up with a lot.

If you have smalls around, drill a central hole & they can practice threading.

Lots of holes & the jar & you get a seed sprouter.

The cardboard inners make the wizzers we used to play with.

They are the most sensible things I can up with at the moment

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara
Homemade Moderator

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: lids, cap, tops, whatever they may be

Post by Dandelion on 30th June 2010, 9:19 am

This does drive me mad, because I'm sure if the tops were saved up in bulk they jolly well could be recycled. In our region where we have a grand new mixed recycling sorting centre, the recycling is (I believe) sorted by sight, so the shape/form of the stuff is important. This means that we can recycle margarine tubs as they are 3D but not the lids, which although they are the identical plastic they are more 2D. (I haven't yet managed not to be at work when they have a tour round the recycling centre - CW may know more.) We can however recycle jam jar lids. If you have a skip for waste metal at your local tip they could probably go in there.

Anyway - part of my job involves occasionally working in Special Needs at school, where although secondary the children still use counters for maths, so plastic milk bottle tops could go down very well in a situation like this. (I have an idea that the 'scheme' for collecting milk bottle lids was revealed to be a scam, or at best an urban myth - google for more info) Schools are sometimes glad of all sorts of lids for collages, junk modelling etc

Lids from large plastic tubs can be used to mix paint in school, or stuff like aradite/polyfilla at home.

I hate to say that all the rest go in the bin in our house, which feels like failure!

................................................................................................................................
The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers and sisters.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.
avatar
Dandelion
Admin

Posts : 4533
Join date : 2010-01-17
Age : 61
Location : Ledbury, Herefordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: lids, cap, tops, whatever they may be

Post by Compostwoman on 30th June 2010, 9:42 am

Right ho

plastic milk bottle tops

http://www.ghsrecyclingltd.co.uk/ will pay money for them.

There are local green centres which also collect them, (probably to send them on to GHS!)

I know of one in Brighton, but I expect there are others more local to you!




Also the Worcester Scrapstore will take them

( washed , of course!) so if you have one nearby try asking?

Jam jar lids, metal screw tops from bottles etc. As far as I am aware these go into the recycling bin as metal. IF your kerbside collection bin does not want them for some reason, save them up and take them to the METAL skip at your nearest Household Waste Site.

Hope this helps?


Last edited by Compostwoman on 30th June 2010, 4:05 pm; edited 4 times in total

Compostwoman

Posts : 5689
Join date : 2009-11-08

Back to top Go down

default Re: lids, cap, tops, whatever they may be

Post by Compostwoman on 30th June 2010, 9:45 am

I HAVE coloured and highlighted the links, above but for some reason it is not working?

The Worcester Scrapstore, and green centre in Brighton, are weblinks for you to follow...

Compostwoman

Posts : 5689
Join date : 2009-11-08

Back to top Go down

default Re: lids, cap, tops, whatever they may be

Post by Jaded Green on 30th June 2010, 1:51 pm

Thanks, this is really interesting.

CW, your links work if you click on the titles next to the coloured bits! When you put your mouse ion them they do change colour.

Looks like I'll be accruing another collection in box somewhere for the metal lids Mr JG will be SO pleased
avatar
Jaded Green
Homemade Moderator

Posts : 2269
Join date : 2009-11-09
Location : London

Back to top Go down

default Re: lids, cap, tops, whatever they may be

Post by Dandelion on 30th June 2010, 4:03 pm

That sounds like my aluminum foil collection - I'm collecting it until the council put collecting bins in relevant places, as we can no longer put it in recycling bags. Just playing the waiting game....

................................................................................................................................
The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers and sisters.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.
avatar
Dandelion
Admin

Posts : 4533
Join date : 2010-01-17
Age : 61
Location : Ledbury, Herefordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: lids, cap, tops, whatever they may be

Post by Jaded Green on 12th June 2011, 10:50 am

Further to my remarks about collecting plastic bottle tops - as you can see, a real
bugbear of mine - I collected all our plastic tops for a while and took
them to the local recycling centre but was told they had to go into
household rubbish.

Why can't they make lids of recyclable plastic?


And
what is the situation with some frozen dessert tubs where the lid is
clearly made of the same plastic. Is this a "one size fits all" ban on
lids?
avatar
Jaded Green
Homemade Moderator

Posts : 2269
Join date : 2009-11-09
Location : London

Back to top Go down

default Re: lids, cap, tops, whatever they may be

Post by MrsC on 12th June 2011, 1:18 pm

Here we are told to put the tops back on plastic bottle and put them both in the recycling together.

Mrs C

................................................................................................................................
My blog, Being Mrs C: http://www.beingmrsc.com
Mr C and my other project, UK Nature Blog: http://www.uknatureblog.com
avatar
MrsC
Homemade Moderator

Posts : 1876
Join date : 2009-11-10
Location : St Albans

http://www.beingmrsc.com

Back to top Go down

default Re: lids, cap, tops, whatever they may be

Post by Jaded Green on 13th June 2011, 8:52 am

MrsC wrote:Here we are told to put the tops back on plastic bottle and put them both in the recycling together.

Mrs C

That makes sense to me. Think I'll do that here....
avatar
Jaded Green
Homemade Moderator

Posts : 2269
Join date : 2009-11-09
Location : London

Back to top Go down

default Re: lids, cap, tops, whatever they may be

Post by polgara on 10th December 2011, 9:45 pm

I have just found out our local hospice shop collects the plastic lids from the plastic bottles of milk.

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara
Homemade Moderator

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: lids, cap, tops, whatever they may be

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum