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by Skippy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?
Replies: 7
Views: 1230

Re: Uses for 5 litre plastic water bottles?

I make a habit of looking for these containers that have been previously used for foodstuffs . If nothing else a food grade 5litre plastic container is worth at least a pound or more , check on eBay . Then what do I do with them? Well , perhaps a little boringly I fill them with water "just in case"...
by Skippy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Turnip wine ( and others)
Replies: 37
Views: 8181

Re: Turnip wine ( and others)

I adore dandelion wine - hint of Retsina. Well I did say my wife was going to bring a bottle of Retsina back from Greece . In the end she brought me a bottle off ouzo ...because it was cheaper :dontknow: However , the other weekend we discovered Lidl are selling retsina for £3.99 a bottle so we bro...
by Skippy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Laptop batteries
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Re: Laptop batteries

The "something" is perfectly natural or rather usual would be a better word . Here's a bit about it , https://modernsurvivalblog.com/preps/battery-corrosion-why-they-leak-and-how-to-prevent-it/ It doesn't say if it affects their recyclability but I've seen some very rough looking car batteries at my...
by Skippy
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 77
Views: 42732

Re: Banish Plastic

I asked a similar question on another forum and received a reply to the effect that the biodegradable plastics shouldbeok in a freezer. Cut and pasted, Postby Clarebelle » Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:28 pm I am not 100% sure about this but I believe that if it was put in the freezer it would take a very lon...
by Skippy
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 19
Views: 3364

Re: Vegetarian diet

Yes I know , even a guy I work for could , with some truth , claim his V12 Ferrari is solar powered. All in jest really . To be pedantic geothermal and nuclear aren't ultimately derived from solar energy but I do get your point.
by Skippy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 19
Views: 3364

Re: Vegetarian diet

Hey guys, I think there is a fundamental error in interpretation of food sources and products. Cows eat grass (I know, I grow both and I see them doing it) If the source is vegetable then to product must also be vegetable - ergo, steak is a vegetable. And the sun makes the grass grow ... so if I ea...
by Skippy
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 77
Views: 42732

Re: Banish Plastic

Just seen a news report on this matter and it looks like at least a small step is taking place in Holland. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/28/worlds-first-plastic-free-aisle-opens-in-netherlands-supermarket In the tv interview it showed what looked like plastic wrapping and trays bu...
by Skippy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 19
Views: 3364

Re: Vegetarian diet

Thanks for that recipe GA , I'll have to give it a go at some point although there may well be a substitution or two as I'll use whatever I've got first.
by Skippy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 19
Views: 3364

Re: Vegetarian diet

Greer wrote a piece recently about diets and veganism and makes for interesting reading. https://www.ecosophia.net/dream-perfect-diet/ I wouldn't mind looking at your recipe for vegan bacon GA . Like you I'm not a huge fan of tofu or aubergine as I find them a tad tasteless so anything that improves...
by Skippy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Vegetarian diet
Replies: 19
Views: 3364

Re: Vegetarian diet

I had a spell of purely vegetarian diet but I came to my own conclusion that eating an animal wasn't in itself wrong , after all there are thousands of other species who survive by consuming other creatures . If it is wrong for a human to eat meat then it must be equally wrong for a lion to do the s...
by Skippy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Banish Plastic
Replies: 77
Views: 42732

Re: Banish Plastic

Looking back at the discussion - mostly supermarket shopping plastic - well now that £5 and £10 notes in England are plastic - hmm, you ain't going to ban plastic when shopping. If you use a card it's plastic and if you use money it's plastic. :wink: Now that does make it hard to cut down on plasti...
by Skippy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 5639

Re: The new banish plastic movements

https://uk.whogivesacrap.org/ Thanks for that. I'll post a link , https://www.amazon.co.uk/Essentials-Sheet-Toilet-Tissue-Rolls/dp/B01MZ6CHM0/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1517516020&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=toilet+rolls&psc=1 A link that frankly in many ways is frustrating .ok so the roll sizes are dif...
by Skippy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 5639

Re: The new banish plastic movements

Does toilet roll come in paper wrappings these days , or at least what we may call mainstream products because as far as I can see ( not that I do much looking ) it all has plastic outer wrapping. Incidentally when I mentioned the portaloo tale the rolls normally come in pairs but perhaps I wasn't c...
by Skippy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 5639

Re: The new banish plastic movements

I had to check just what family cloths are and I'm , hmm , in two minds. Less trees chopped up but then probably quite a bit of energy would get used in the washing of them. Still the Romans used a sponge on a stick so perfectly viable . Personally I just use bog standard paper ( see what I did ther...
by Skippy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: The new banish plastic movements
Replies: 43
Views: 5639

Re: The new banish plastic movements

I was under the impression that toilet roll was always made with a percentage of recycled materials. On the subject of Green Aura's two lecturers while I can see the point about the amount of energy used to transport and process paper for recycling I do wonder how that balances up with the transport...