Lightbulb police? (was RE: Anyone off to VCF-UK)
Alexandre Souza - Listas
pu1bzz.listas at gmail.com
Sun Jun 13 11:39:03 CDT 2010
> We reuse those plastic supermarket bags. They're exactly the right size
> for small trash cans, and because they're small, they're just the right
This is a **very** common thing in Brazil. Grocery/supermarket bags are
used everywhere, from trash can bags to storing things. And some bags are
made from recycled material. You can see it is a lower grade and very
different type of plastic.
Also, there is a program in Brazil which turn these bags (and bottles)
in garden seats and structural components for housing. Very interesting.
> I think the key isn't to ban the bags, rather, it's to make bags that
> decompose after several months, or when exposed to sunlight or air for a
> certain amount of time (more than a month or so.)
> they're packaged that way, and also the reason why they're so difficult
> to open, once at home, is to make it harder to shopfilt the items. It
I still cannot understand why someone can't use a pair of scissors to
open the darn package :oO
> cardboard is fully recyclable, though I recycle those plastic boxes too.
Ice cream boxes are nice to store parts :)
> In our are we recycle carboard, newspapers/magazines (not that I
> subscribe to many anyway - I can find almost everything I want to read
> on the web in the first place), glass, and plastic.
I miss when I bought magazines :) Now I have a **good** notebook with
Wi-Fi and 3G internet, I see no why to buy magazines. I can read then on
> What this has to do with old computers, I'll never know. :) Possibly,
> because we rescue machines instead of letting them go to a landfill,
> we're keeping them from becoming junk?
Which is a nice thing :D
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