May 24th, 2006

userinfo senji
2006/05/24 23:26:00 - Simple optimisations
Trio Bin
Last week I had some bin bags delivered (to work, in a cardboard box). "Slightly unusual" you might say, "why didn't he just go to Tesco?".

"Simple", I reply, "because these bags are made of Corn Starch and can go straight in the green bin.".

(Hmm, that's enough of mock-novel style). Anyway, the Corn Starch bags are just one important part in the job of making eco-friendly disposal so simple that I can be arsed to deal with it. The Trio Bin (also available from is something else that's making my life a lot easier in the new house because we don't end up with a Green Bin and a Cans Bin and a Waste Bin all cluttering up the kitchen. And not having to go out in the rain (as with previous houses) to dispose of Green Waste is great.

Plus since we last lived in the City the Council have introduced Blue Boxes which save all of that faffy plastic identification and trying to find a plastics bank as they simply accept all plastic bottles (presumably working on the theory that almost all plastic bottles are one of the easily recyclable sorts).

[Hmm, on reading through this entry bits of it seem like marketing, so I should possibly note that my only relationship with is that of a satisfied customer, and that I do have permission to reproduce the picture in the top corner]
Current Mood: [mood icon] happy
Entry Tags: caraway, eco, green, life, optimisation, recycling

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userinfo yrieithydd
2006/05/24 22:49:34
Sounds good.

Cardiff take all plastic and one doesn't have to sort recyclable stuff at all. They don't do compost yet, but most of ours goes onto our own compost heap, but it does mean that egg shells and cooked food are `rubbish rubbish'
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userinfo pm215
2006/05/24 23:03:44
The obvious question is whether your binmen will recognise these bags as "OK for the green bin" or whether they'll refuse to take them :-)

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userinfo senji
2006/05/24 23:12:41
We've had the green bin refused a couple of times, but it's had something non-compostable inserted in each case (bag of crisps the more recent time).

The bags themselves have "This is not plastic" written on in fairly large writing which probably helps.
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userinfo sphyg
2006/05/26 12:36:48
Blue boxes are GREAT. We generate far too many empty plastic milk bottles.
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