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Postby PatsyMFagan » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:52 am

Great news :thumbsup :bounce:

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Postby Stokey Sue » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:40 pm

That seems like a cunning plan. Be interested to see how well they can pull it off

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Postby Earthmaiden » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:53 pm

Not before time.

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Postby scullion » Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:39 pm

as long as the pods are not just collected and sent to the far east to be recycled - like the vast dumps containing our plastic 'recycling'...

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Postby karadekoolaid » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:03 pm

Wwe avoid pods over here.
Fresh coffee goes into a coffee pot to be brewed, and the dregs are spread over the garden.
Folklore states that the dregs keep mosquitoes at bay.

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Postby PatsyMFagan » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:11 pm

Fresh coffee here too ... the grounds go in the compost bin. Previous advice was to put round plants to prevent damage from slugs and snails, but some testing on Gardener's World proved they weren't that effective and also altered the ph balance of the soil. :( :thumbsdown

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Postby KeenCook2 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:41 pm

We get through so much coffee at breakfast that pods would be useless :D

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Postby Badger's Mate » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:17 pm

but some testing on Gardener's World proved they weren't that effective and also altered the ph balance of the soil. :( :thumbsdown


The rhododendron at the house in Edmonton was successfully reinvigorated by mulching with spent tea leaves.

I've never been convinced by the various barriers suggested as mollusc deterrents. There is a also the suggestion that coffee grounds exert an allelopathic effect, that is they inhibit plant growth.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... its-a-myth

However, many plants can do this and I'm sure that they all make perfectly good additions to a compost heap. That's where our grounds and the rather higher volume of (plastic free) tea bags go. :thumbsup

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Postby jeral » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:05 pm

Surely strides being taken by third parties to collect and recycle single use coffee pods is looking at the issue the wrong way round. Just stop making the darn things, saving resources at both ends. That's a no-brainer isn't it? Especially given the millions projected in the link.

What happened to "the polluter pays"? Why should a third party even have to learn to cope with dismantling this compound yet unnecessary waste product? Why oh why.

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Postby Stokey Sue » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:18 pm

You can buy compostable pods, in a paper instead of a metal jacket
Don't know if they are any good but my FB timeline is full of them and it does seem like a reasonable way forward

Or you can buy ese pods, which are like teabags made to fit an ordinary espresso filter basket, but those seem to be increasingly hard to find

Pods do have clear advantages in some situations, for example small offices, hotel self-serve tea and coffee stands, or for people whose disability makes handling ground coffee difficult

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Postby miss mouse » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:17 pm

scullion wrote:as long as the pods are not just collected and sent to the far east to be recycled - like the vast dumps containing our plastic 'recycling'...



As I am sure you know, it has all been dumped in the seas for decades.

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Postby scullion » Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:45 am

to be fair it hasn't all been dumped in the sea. there are great 'winrows' of plastic just left on land in the far east.
most of what we pick up at the beach consists of polypropylene rope, expanded polystyrene, plastic bottles/lids (lots of the lids), some cotton buds and tampon applicators (why? weren't cardboard tubes good enough? when t@mp@x went over to plastic ones i changed over to l!ll€ts non applicator).
today's haul included a lead fishing weight and line - including the pretty little beads at the connections - recycled to a friend of our son who has a collection of fishing sinkers.

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Postby Earthmaiden » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:10 pm

Mmm, those caramels and crackers look moreish!

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Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:15 pm

Those all look really nice :o

I’ve had a few home made gifts I’d rather hadn’t been given but those would do nicely, especially the caramel and the date chutney

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Postby Pepper Pig » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:19 pm

And Nigella’s next divisive ingredient is . . . https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/n ... -liquorice

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Postby Stokey Sue » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:35 pm

Oh for crying out loud
It’s a strong distinctive flavour, like garlic, fennel, whisky or a certain yeast product.

You either like it, or you don’t. It’s not a competition

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Postby Earthmaiden » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:00 pm

" ..breaking the news that an idealised lifestyle requires a liquorice box..". Will this be the 'must have' Christmas gift this year? :lol: :lol:

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Postby Pepper Pig » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:08 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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