wrap household rubbish in newspapers instead of plastic bags

17 Mar

london 8.46am 5C sunny , blue sky and bright. thursday 2016

ever since they started charging for plastic bags, i have decided to bag my wet rubbish into newspapers and reuse the plastic bag that lines the bin.

at first i had thought it would be messy and dirty and disgusting, but really i have been doing it now for some time and it is really quite pleasant , goes with the nice feeling i get from reusing all those newspapers that i pick up , read and discard and am now putting to good use.

the rubbish is not wet at all, because i line the plastic bag with newspapers which absorb whatever small amount of water there is. and i have gotten quite expert at getting the rubbish out of the plastic bag without spilling its contents, and then wrapping it all up efficiently into a neat parcel. i hope everyone does this.

i read this article saying all those disposable coffee cups are not recyclable, not to mention the nespresso coffee pods, that too is not recycleable. maybe they should encourage people to bring their own cups. though it is a big ask as cups take up a lot of space in bags.



2 Responses to “wrap household rubbish in newspapers instead of plastic bags”

  1. MELewis Thursday March 17, 2016 at 10:21 am #

    The problem in our area is the lack of newspaper. Unless you take public transport in town, there is no free press and we stopped getting a paid newspaper ages ago. But I think it’s a nice initiative! BTW, the Nespresso pods are recycled in Switzerland at least, so it must be possible!

    • alifesgayventure Thursday March 17, 2016 at 11:39 am #

      no free newspapers where u are?!! makes me realise we in london are really spoilt. maybe french businesses have such loyal clientele, they know advertising wont bring in new customers, because everyone sticks to the one they know or is local. or there is no competition, if you are the only baker in town, why spend money to advertise, right? hence they dont support a free newspaper by paying to advertise with them. advertising.

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