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Posted: Aug 3, 2023 - 8:50am

 GeneP59 wrote:

Learned this at an early age that Coke tastes better in glass bottles than plastics of today. Just saying. 


Yeah. Forgot about glas. It is collected here in public containers, or refunded in all stores by law, depending on it's branding (you pay a small plus, if refundable). - I never buy any drinks in plastic bottles, not even if refundable... apart from that I rarely drink Coke.

...which after some thought brings me to aluminum cans. - Gosh, what a mess..!

The "free market" is bringing us all to hell on earth together, regardless if you vote for any-who.

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Posted: Aug 3, 2023 - 6:57am

Learned this at an early age that Coke tastes better in glass bottles than plastics of today. Just saying. 
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Posted: Aug 3, 2023 - 5:54am

In my country, we all have to rent assorted bins for general (household disposals), paper, plastic & composite materials, and an extra one for compostable waste (uncooked greens, plant- and garden waste).

Not that I learned this today, but:
Much of all the plastic & composite waste either goes to the landfill disposal-sites, or (the vast majority) of it is being sold to poor countries, where it is either burnt (without any toxic waste filters) or for an apparent huge part, just dumped in to the rivers and the sea, root of micro-plastic.
If we want to be sure, our plastic & composite material waste gets burned in proper waste incineration plants, we have to put it in our regular household bins. This is something, the public isn't really aware of.

It just seems endemic.









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Posted: Aug 2, 2023 - 11:59am

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Damnville at least really did have a 3rd party recycling company handling it at first but they went belly up and they just never saiid anything about it and kept charging the $5/month recycle bins rental.

Whoever is emptying the bins is paying a fee to dispose of/manage the contents, so charging those who generate more is a reasonable method of disposal.  In reality, very little of the "recycling" is recycled, and often generates a landfill tipping fee.

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Posted: Aug 2, 2023 - 11:16am

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You’re not far off the truth. When they will need to reclaim metals from the 50’s to the 90’s you’ll see people trying to lay claim like old time gold miners when humanity collapses, aka Thunder Dome.


i took out the dystopian descriptor i had in there, thinking maybe it will be more reasonable; like back to the future II where doc uses garbage to power his flying car.



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Posted: Aug 2, 2023 - 10:33am

 dischuckin wrote:

at least it's sorted for the future when landfills are harvested (hopefully they don't stir it too much)



You’re not far off the truth. When they will need to reclaim metals from the 50’s to the 90’s you’ll see people trying to lay claim like old time gold miners when humanity collapses, aka Thunder Dome.
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Posted: Aug 2, 2023 - 9:17am

 Beaker wrote:

Sounds very much like a 'lets keep these people employed all week' situation.  Not very efficient. 



Damnville at least really did have a 3rd party recycling company handling it at first but they went belly up and they just never saiid anything about it and kept charging the $5/month recycle bins rental.

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Posted: Aug 2, 2023 - 8:56am

 DaveInSaoMiguel wrote:

Today I learned garbage pick up is very much just like it was in Danville. Just a few differences.
Here in the Azores Monday and Thursday are organic,Tuesday is glass,  Wed is cardboard and Friday is plastic.
Danville picked up on Thursdays and charged $5/month extra for the recycle bins.
What is the same is that everything that is picked up ends up going right to the landfill. Guess this whole recycle thing is just meant to make people feel like they are actually doing something to help.


Sounds very much like a 'lets keep these people employed all week' situation.  Not very efficient. 

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Posted: Aug 2, 2023 - 8:47am

 dischuckin wrote:

at least it's sorted for the future when landfills are harvested (hopefully they don't stir it too much)


Around here paper and metal (especially aluminum) get recycled at pretty high rates.  Only certain glass (bottles) and plastics (milk-jugs mostly) get recycled at reasonable percentages.

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Posted: Aug 2, 2023 - 8:31am

 DaveInSaoMiguel wrote:

Today I learned garbage pick up is very much just like it was in Danville. Just a few differences.
Here in the Azores Monday and Thursday are organic,Tuesday is glass,  Wed is cardboard and Friday is plastic.
Danville picked up on Thursdays and charged $5/month extra for the recycle bins.
What is the same is that everything that is picked up ends up going right to the landfill. Guess this whole recycle thing is just meant to make people feel like they are actually doing something to help.


at least it's sorted for the future when landfills are harvested (hopefully they don't stir it too much)

DaveInSaoMiguel

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Posted: Aug 2, 2023 - 8:09am

Today I learned garbage pick up is very much just like it was in Danville. Just a few differences.
Here in the Azores Monday and Thursday are organic,Tuesday is glass,  Wed is cardboard and Friday is plastic.
Danville picked up on Thursdays and charged $5/month extra for the recycle bins.
What is the same is that everything that is picked up ends up going right to the landfill. Guess this whole recycle thing is just meant to make people feel like they are actually doing something to help.
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Posted: Apr 18, 2023 - 3:57pm

 Proclivities wrote:

Does it work for the insects if they have sinus congestion?  I know this bee who has a terrible chest cold.



I always wondered what that expression, "the bee's sneeze" was talking about.
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Posted: Apr 18, 2023 - 1:38pm

 Isabeau wrote:


We must Spread the good news. 

Rub    

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Posted: Apr 18, 2023 - 1:34pm

 Steely_D wrote:

I love this hive employee
Bisected accidentally
One summer afternoon, by me
I love him carnally

Semi-carnally



Exo skeleton love 
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Posted: Apr 18, 2023 - 1:31pm

 Proclivities wrote:

Does it work for the insects if they have sinus congestion?  I know this bee who has a terrible chest cold.


I love this hive employee
Bisected accidentally
One summer afternoon, by me
I love him carnally

Semi-carnally

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Posted: Apr 18, 2023 - 12:35pm

 Bill_J wrote:

You can use Vicks VapoRub as an insect repellant.  Works for some people (and insects) anyway.


Does it work for the insects if they have sinus congestion?  I know this bee who has a terrible chest cold.

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Posted: Apr 18, 2023 - 12:02pm

 Bill_J wrote:


To be clear, it does not have to be Vicks brand. The generic works as well.


We must Spread the good news. 
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Posted: Apr 18, 2023 - 5:55am

 lily34 wrote:


ooo this is news to me. bugs love me. i may try this!


To be clear, it does not have to be Vicks brand. The generic works as well.
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Posted: Apr 18, 2023 - 5:09am

 Bill_J wrote:

You can use Vicks VapoRub as an insect repellant.  Works for some people (and insects) anyway.



ooo this is news to me. bugs love me. i may try this!
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Posted: Apr 18, 2023 - 4:07am

You can use Vicks VapoRub as an insect repellant.  Works for some people (and insects) anyway.
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