Kristal has left the building! No more plastic bottle tops please

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Talk about quick action! You remember we found an ‘A’ level textiles student who wanted to put all your unwanted plastic tops to good use? Well, I had a note from her last night to say she has enough materials already.

Kristal thanks everyone for their help and support and assures us she will send in some updates and photos as she makes her sustainable fashion creation.

I can’t wait to see what she comes up with and I want to know just how heavy this dress is going to be!

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I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. Hi Mrs Green,

    Kristal is a gem, if you pardon the pun. I got rid of 6 months lids and was very grateful that they could find a useful end.

    I am sure there are plenty of plastic lids out there anticipating a life in the limelight, away from the twilight zone of the landfill site.

  2. Mrs Green says:

    John, I must have been in a silly mood – your first words actually had me laughing out loud. Too funny; you have a dry sense of humour.

    I’m glad you got rid of 6 months of lids – that’s great!

  3. Rob Whittle,Nail2 says:

    Mrs Green

    I found a neat and excellent way of collecting plastic milk bottle tops. Pringle tubes had been troubling me for a while as they are composite and difficult to recycle. They are great for storing rice/pasta/mung beans etc; but they are also great for collecting and storing small things.

    I have a 60litre recycling box with 16 pringles tubes capacity inserted. Very flexible to need.

    In each are stored/ sorted/ collected separately

    Corks
    Plastic corks
    Batteries
    Milk bottle tops (different colours if required)
    Al foil, scrumpled up small.
    Envelopes in a tight cyclindical bundle
    Disposable razors/ working on that one

    Any other ideas of other small recycleables that can be collected/separated in pringles tubes?

  4. Mrs Green says:

    Hi Rob,
    Your idea of using pringle tubs in your recycling for collecting small items is excellent. I’m mentally walking my way around our recycling to see if there is anything you might have missed, but I can’t think of anything at the moment. What do you do with cooking oil?

    I wonder if anyone else will come up with any ideas for you.

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