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Less Rubbish Collections = Less Waste

By Heather 12 years ago

I am convinced that the easier it is to throw things away - the more we throw away. I reckon if we had a waste collection every 3 days we would find things to throw away every three days! On the other hand I think that if local authorities want to get serious about reducing the amount of waste they deal with, just cut the collections and encourage folk to be accountable for their own waste. There's industrial action in Vancouver and instead of having the usual photos of "Mrs Bouquet" talking about how she has rats and stinking garbage - they have got a real enthusiam for reducing waste and composting
If we look at this problem logically and armed with the appropriate tools (including Bokashi and Worms), not only would less collections mean less expense, but it would also mean less waste, I reckon.
Maybe we need a Wiggly Wigglers pilot scheme?

Peter Piper picks a Paper Potter...

By Heather 13 years ago

Well Jackie Dixon does really but that doesn't sound as good!!

I've never actually used a Paper Potter so it was lovely to hear what Jackie has to say about it via email:

"I just had to let you know that your Paper Potter really is the best thing since sliced bread - even my hubby is impressed (and that takes some doing!).

The paper pots are ideal for sowing lettuce - no more fiddly thinning out and I've had almost 100% success rate when using them for those difficult-to-germinate-parsnip seeds (I just hope the parsnips can fight their way through the bottom!).

In fact, the Paper Potter is so good, I've just ordered another one for my allotment neighbour who's been trying to make his own paper pots for years!


Jackie Dixon"