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Al here. I work for a London based waste carrier. I am pretty green so am very happy to be working somewhere that contributes to reducing landfill: as a company, we pride ourselves on recycling over 75% of what we collect. When you consider that what we collect is basically the same type of waste that people would dump in a skip (ie we have no control over what we collect, whether it is recyclable) I think that's pretty awesome. Anyway, I digress...

Been looking around for a enviro/recycling forum for rubbish banter (oops, can't help myself) for a while, happy to have found this place. My purpose here is informed discussion intermingled with idle timewasting chat. ;)


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WELCOME from a fellow Brit living in Newcastle-under-Lyme


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Welcome alastair. :)

Lots of banter here that's for sure. :wink: Glad to have you join in.


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Welcome, Alastair!

As long as you don't mind a reference to gnomes every once in a while, we pretty much batter the banter around here.


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Welcome!

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I have had an idea in my mind for years of starting a company that removes garbage from gas stations (for a fee) and then recycles all the recyclable containers, oil containers (and the oil in them) and other recyclables found in high percentage in gas station garbage. I have too many other goals to ever do that but it is on my mind a lot.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:44 pm 
Where I live, recycling is all but impossible. We've switched to the curly lightbulbs and we compost everything but we can't find anyplace where we can recycle glass, alum or plastic.

BTW, we just heard of a method that makes newspapers break down. Don't know if this is true or not but a friend tells us that if you put newspaper into a bucket and then pee on them, they'll break down in the compost heap. Anyone else heard of this?

We'll try it and let you all know.


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Boy, Ann. Now I can hardly wait to read tommorow's head-lines.... :-&


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