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Phill
15-11-2005, 02:14 PM
I was reading rabbiting on the other night about the 'how environmentaly friendly are you' thing.

I have to say that we are fairly environmentaly friendly in my household. All the rabbit waste gets composted as do and veggie scraps. We have our own chickens for eggs and run deisel cars.

All paper, tin/metal, plastic, cardboard anything which can be recycled is recycled. If we have things like wood which we don't need we burn it rather than fill up a landfill with it. If we need to go out we have a list of things to do whilst we go so as not to make to many car journeys. The buns get vegetables which are in season and hay from a local farmer who grows it himself. we try as much as we can to use local shops rather than big chain stores. We try to dry our clothes over the radiators rather than the tumble dryer (admitedly in this weather it's hard to do).

I was just wondering what sort of things you lot do???

SOAD
15-11-2005, 02:42 PM
Bryn is so much more into recyling then I am, he collects everything and we take it all in, the only problem we have is plastic bags. No one will recycle them, so we've a big store of them.

The council has kindly brought us three green bins, so the bunny waste goes in there.

All veg is bought from the local farm and Bryn only eats organic meat, but my god it's expensive £7 for a tiny chicken. I run a car and drive a lot (although it's only four months old so quite effeicent on fuel), Bryn doesn't drive at all and cycles everywhere.

Hay is bought locally as we but bails.

My heating is on a lot, I use a dishwasher, tumble dryer and I take baths in stead of showers :?

Phill
15-11-2005, 02:44 PM
Did you know though Tree that A bath uses 200ltrs of water where as a shower uses 300???So your actually better to have a bath and share it with Bryn!!!

SOAD
15-11-2005, 02:46 PM
Did you know though Tree that A bath uses 200ltrs of water where as a shower uses 300???So your actually better to have a bath and share it with Bryn!!!

Really I never knew that :shock: . Bryn aint that exciting :lol:

Phill
15-11-2005, 02:47 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: Yeh really! But you can obviously be quicker in a shower. So if your shower is only 5 mins long you will use less water! But whose shower is 5 mins long!!! I know mines not!

cazza269
15-11-2005, 02:55 PM
we recycle all our bottles, paper, card plastic and tins, I give all my clothes to charity shops rather than bin them.

I have to take baths, no shower (poxy housing) the heating has to be on all the time or off all the time (storage heaters...even more poxy housing :roll: ) but I only put them on in the bedrooms and living room and leave doors open ;)

we have a car but only use it for going out of town, never drive in town thats what we have legs for :lol: unless the kids are ill or to take coby to the vets

I fed my boys myself so no artificial baby milk rubbish, they wore terry nappies so no dumped never dissapear nappies so I think I do my bit

cazza269
15-11-2005, 02:56 PM
Bryn aint that exciting


:shock: poor Bryn, is it time for a makeover or an upgrade :shock: :lol:

a shared bath is always nice Soad :wink:

Phill
15-11-2005, 03:46 PM
I have never got ali to share a bath yet! But then again normal baths are too small for him ad me to both get in!!! :lol: :lol: I hate our batha home it's one of those jecusy (sp) things and you can fit 3 people in it! I think it takes about 600ltrs to fill it! so we never do!

cazza269
15-11-2005, 03:47 PM
hate our batha home it's one of those jecusy (sp) things and you can fit 3 people in it! I think it takes about 600ltrs to fill it! so we never do!


:roll: SNOB :lol: :lol: I will swap you, you can have our bath and I will take that one....I would never get out just keep topping it up and live in it :lol:

Phill
15-11-2005, 03:51 PM
OMG i hate it! I would much rather have a normal bath! Im so short that i can't actually be comfortable in it and strtch my legs out cause i go under the water! I would rather have a little Bath!

cazza269
15-11-2005, 03:52 PM
*dreams of Phils heavenly large bath* 8) :lol: :lol:

SOAD
15-11-2005, 03:57 PM
Bryn aint that exciting


:shock: poor Bryn, is it time for a makeover or an upgrade :shock: :lol:

a shared bath is always nice Soad :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol: I would but can't get Bryn away from the gaming stations long enough :lol: :lol:

Phill
15-11-2005, 03:58 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

cazza269
15-11-2005, 03:58 PM
they so need to invent a water proof games station :wink: :lol: :lol:

SOAD
15-11-2005, 04:18 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

cazza269
15-11-2005, 04:21 PM
just thought...maybe its a having kids thing, the bath is kinda the final frontier...the only place left where we can escape child free :wink: :lol:

Phill
15-11-2005, 04:25 PM
Mmmm probably!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

loopylop
18-11-2005, 01:35 AM
the only problem we have is plastic bags. No one will recycle them, so we've a big store of them.



I think Tescos have a thing where you can put in the plastic bags and they recycle them!!!!! (I think anyway! :wink: ) :lol: :lol:

Estelle
18-11-2005, 02:23 AM
yes my local tesco have a recycle collection for carrier bags :D

doorkeeper
18-11-2005, 12:24 PM
My Tesco doesn't have that though I have seen them in other ones. I use their bags for life to avoid having plastic bags take over my house. I have things to recycle overflowing in my kitchen and on my porch as they don't collect from my group of houses as we are up loads of steps :roll: I have been recycling everything since 1989 and never had any help yet :?
I compost everything it is possible to compost, buy my electricity from ecotricity - a windfarm in the cotswolds, and generally do everything I can not to cause environmental damage. It still isn't enough though :?

Inimical Me
19-11-2005, 03:54 AM
In my house we're appalling. It's a student house, we have no recycling scheme from the local council and no transport to use public recycling facilities, which makes me sad :(. Bunny waste just goes with the rest, though I'm thinking I should just dig a hole in the garden and bury the stuff! Seems silly to put something so easily biodegradable into a big bloody plastic bag! We use gas and electricity like it's free (though to be fair, the landlord seems to have failed to adequately insulate the place), though 7 jumpers and 20 pairs of socks couldn't keep you warm in this house. In winter, we open the windows to let heat in :D. It's awful...I hate that I'm so ******** on the enviroment.

We burnt a load of old furniture and garden waste once to save it going in the normal bins, but I'm not sure that it makes any difference what with all the **** that burning stuff puts into the atmosphere.

sarsimp
19-11-2005, 09:31 AM
We recycle as much as we can although Bob needs a bit of reminding :roll: Plastic, glass and tin goes to the recycling at Morrisons when we go - Im a cardboard hoarder - never know when you might need it! :roll: Rabbit waste on the whole gets composted - any food bits including veg the buns dont eat, the dogs do - paper goes to the scouts - any wood or paper not for recycling gets burnt in our woodburner. I never bath *I use the tumbledrier quite a lot and living in the country I have to use the car more than I would like :(

* I do shower though :lol: