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How to test whether a teabag has polyester fibres or not, without waiting for it to compost?

At the risk of suggesting something too obvious: contact the manufacturer. Hats off to Wendy from Moral Fibres for doing some research on this: http://moralfibres.co.uk/is-there-plastic-in-your-tea/
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What kind of material would be most ideal to enclose grains/legumes to smash?

Mallets/Sacks I think you're going down the wrong track with the sack idea. I doubt any kind of fabric or material that could be used to make a sack would stand up to much hammering, and even if it ...
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What is current best practice for setting up recycling?

What the best recycling policy is is a political question. As you mentioned in your question there are many aspects to this and all good recycling policies will address issues such as cost, ...
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Is Bamboo Plywood More Sustainable than ("traditional") Birch Plywood?

This is not an answer, but rather my attempt at a road map of what you need to know to answer your question. Much depends on externalities. Wood is an awfully cheap resource. You plant trees, and ...
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In what unexpected ways could human hairs be recycled or upcycled?

I have found it good to deter rabbits from eating shrubbery/gardens, sprinkled on the ground. You don't need much as it lasts a long time.
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Wood vs. plastic vs. metal furniture and other items, is the wood product generally most environmentally friendly?

Wood is the best choice for furniture from an environmental perspective, and substituting wood where possible for other products would have a net environmental benefit. 2003 review of available ...
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How sustainable is the use of materials such as slate, clam shells and wood for go stones and boards?

If you ship stuff from far away it increases the carbon footprint of whatever you buy. You could find some dark and light river stones in your local river, or find a beach and look for shells. Buying ...
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What kind of material would be most ideal to enclose grains/legumes to smash?

Milling by hand is very hard work, that's why most traditional mills are animal, wind or water powered. I have used a commercially made hand-powered grain mill, and it was very hard work. A cup of ...
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