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Is seafood part of your Christmas celebrations? If so, this tip is for you!

Please note - not all councils accept food scraps in the organics/green bin so make sure you check with your local council!
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Is seafood part of your Christmas celebrations?  If so, this tip is for you! 

Please note - not all councils accept food scraps in the organics/green bin so make sure you check with your local council!

If you haven't bought all of your Christmas presents yet, check out this ethical hierarchy of gift giving - it might give you some ideas.

If you are organised and have already got yours sorted, where do you sit on the hierarchy?

Share some of your best ethical gift ideas (which will be particularly helpful for some of us! 😉 )
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If you havent bought all of your Christmas presents yet, check out this ethical hierarchy of gift giving - it might give you some ideas. 

If you are organised and have already got yours sorted, where do you sit on the hierarchy?  

Share some of your best ethical gift ideas (which will be particularly helpful for some of us! 😉 )

 

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My family gets World Vision/Oxfam gifts like piglets, school books, immunisations, solar lights etc. We don't need more stuff, so it's an opportunity to give to those who don't even have the basics.

I feel like “regifting” should be a level on there too!

A broken glass or plate is almost inevitable at Christmas (at least in my kitchen!).

Ceramics, kitchen glasses and crystal glass cannot be recycled, so must go in the waste bin
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A broken glass or plate is almost inevitable at Christmas (at least in my kitchen!).  

Ceramics, kitchen glasses and crystal glass cannot be recycled, so must go in the waste bin

 

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Broken glasses, crockery and ceramics can be crushed to become road base, it's just that the government won't fund a seperate collection process for items like this. There is nothing that can't be recycled/reused if the political will is there.

What about all the glass jars and bottles that break being tipped into the rubbish truck?

From what I understand, these products are treated differently to your jars, bottles etc to withstand heat, hence why you can recycle jars and bottles, but not kitchen glasses. I am no expert, but I recall reading it a few weeks back.

Why are kitchen glasses not recyclable (as glass jars are)?

This happens to me way too often! I always wrap them carefully in a paper bag and plastic bags and then into the red waste bin (in Victoria).

Yes KESAB environmental solutions what should we do with glass jars and lets say bottles which are empty and clean??????

I've been told different??

Oh no, now I feel bad about all of the broken glasses that I've put in the recycling over the years 🙁

Peter Fitzgerald

Christina Porcaro

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Not all wrapping paper can be recycled!

How do you know though?
If you scrunch it up and it stays scrunched, it's ok to go in your recycling bin. If it spring back, it's got plastic in it. This cannot be recycled, nor can it go to soft plastic recycling. It must go in your landfill bin along with the bows and plastic ribbon.
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Not all wrapping paper can be recycled!  

How do you know though?  
If you scrunch it up and it stays scrunched, its ok to go in your recycling bin. If it spring back, its got plastic in it.  This cannot be recycled, nor can it go to soft plastic recycling.  It must go in your landfill bin along with the bows and plastic ribbon.

 

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We’re putting the vast majority of the paper and cardboard our family uses in the green organics bin to be composted and restored to the earth naturally. We’re doing this because China has stopped taking our recycling and we’ve got too much recycling being stored and not being used. Enough paper gets recycled to meet the demand for recycled paper, we have too much of it, so we compost it to avoid it going to landfill 😊

Helen

Penny Markham for your information!

Can you please explain further? What about plastic used to wrap fresh flowers? I'm uncertain now about when a scrunchable soft plastic is recyclable.

Also the “paper” printing paper comes wrapped in, including this Planet Ark endorsed packaging! Grrrr

Use kids drawings/paintings, material, scarves, tea towels, newspaper for wrapping instead of wrapping paper

Shannon Prendeville

Barbara Lockett Jeffrey Clark so you know

Streaky Bay Council

Leanne Graham

And glitter too

Lee Ringwood

Cheryel Salter

Why can’t it go in soft plastics recycling?

Is that the same as the backing paper off of sticky labels?

How clean does plastic wrap need to be before recycling eg bread bag with crumbs in it? Or the bag that used to have the steak in it? Or the cling wrap that was on the fruit mix for Christmas pudding (sticky as)? Our local foodland in Mitcham does not have a soft plastic recycling bin but apparently the one in Norwood does...

Sarah

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