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antedeluvian
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Re: Glad to have a (partial) solution
antedeluvian   1/18/2017 3:04:52 PM
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@Rcurl

 Glad to hear Canada's got it solved.

I am not sure about "solved". I think a lot of it goes to Asia and ends up as their problem.

It reminds me of a great documentary called "Manufactured Landscapes" which consist of "slag heaps, e-waste dumps, huge factories in the Fujian and Zhejiang provinces of China, and a place in Bangladesh where ships are taken apart for recycling"

 

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Rcurl   1/18/2017 2:50:51 PM
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@Antedeluvian-

So- would it be OK if I just ship all of this stuff up to you?  Glad to hear Canada's got it solved. I want to support Canada's recycling efforts any way I can.

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antedeluvian   1/18/2017 12:51:17 PM
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@Rcurl


Any chace you've got a solution of our other two responsible disposal issues: Fluorescent tubes (not CFL's) and plastic in general.

I'm quite surprised that your municpalities don't offer facilties for these.

Up here in Ontario, most plastics (not shopping bags) go into your blue (recycling) bin that goes out to the curb every week.

Flourescent tubes go to a depot for household hazardous wastes where they also accept all forms of batteries, paint, insecticides etc.

We also have a recycling depot where you can drop off, scrap metal, clean building supplies, electronics, styrofoam packaging, cardboard (although that is picked up at the curb as well), and shredded paper amongst other things

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Max The Magnificent   1/18/2017 12:35:01 PM
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@Rcurl: ...Any chace you've got a solution of our other two responsible disposal issues: Fluorescent tubes (not CFL's) and plastic in general...

Plastics in general -- not a clue (sad face)

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elizabethsimon   1/18/2017 12:32:35 PM
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@ Rcurl

...And then there's plastic.

Unfortunately, the ease of plastic recycling appears to be highly dependent on where you live. I'm fortunate in that the city where I live accepts most plastic containers (but not plastic bags) in their curbside recycleing program. But that's only been available for a few years and came with an increase in the garbage rates.

I'd recommend that you and other like-minded people petition the city to get them to change the situation. if you have enough people asking for change, it's more likely to occur. The fact that the one trailer available fills up regularly is a good point in favor of greater availibility.

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Max The Magnificent   1/18/2017 12:27:00 PM
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@perl_geek: ...until I scraped the period off the ".pdf."

Good point -- I just turned her text URL into a real link, so that will negate the problem


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URLs and proper English punctuation
perl_geek   1/18/2017 12:02:40 PM
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Aren't really compatible.

Any time a URL is posted in an article or message, it's important to leave space around it, or the destination site will grumble about a 404 (as the Battery Recycling site did, until I scraped the period off the ".pdf").

Not meant to be a criticism, just a general reminder.

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Re: Glad to have a (partial) solution
Max The Magnificent   1/18/2017 11:35:17 AM
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@Rcurl: ...Any chace you've got a solution of our other two responsible disposal issues: Fluorescent tubes (not CFL's) and plastic in general...

When I need a new fluorescernt tube, I take the old one down to Lowes -- theoretically to make sure I get the eright size -- but then when I go to the checkout I ask if they will dispose of the old one and they always take it off me.

I'm hoping they recycle ... but I'm not sure ... now I'm thinking I shoudl ask the folks at Batteries and Bulbs...

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Max The Magnificent   1/18/2017 11:32:29 AM
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@MelKelley: ...here is a link to answer which batteries need to be taped and which do not...

Great info -- thanks Melissa

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Clive"Max"Maxfield   1/18/2017 11:15:45 AM
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@Greg: ...With regard to your battery recycling program.  You do have people tape the ends of the batteries before placing them in your box don't you?...

I hadn't until now -- but I must admit thsi cross my mind the other day when I emptied the latest batch into a carrier bag -- I'll go and put a roll of tape in the box (with instructions) right now -- thanks for the suggestion.

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