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Is there a solution for flattening/reducing the volume of plastic recyclables in the home?

Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best: Step on plastics to crush them - Crude, but efficient, and good for stuff like takeaway food containers, PET bottles (with lids removed), plastic cups, ...
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What are the cons of storing plastic waste

Inconsequential. Plastic wastes are largely inert. Stored in landfill pose no long term environmental harm. As recycling goes. New techniques to reuse plastics or recycle them are coming. One unique ...
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How best to get rid of household stuff?

What's the best way to dispose of the unwanted household and miscellaneous stuff? Sell whatever is worth selling. Check if there are charity stores in your area. They may pick up usable household ...
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What sustainable packaging can be used for meat in the freezer?

Many folks don't realize that glass canning jars (also known as preserving jars) are made to be freezer safe (4 oz, 8 oz, 12 oz, 16 oz, and 24 oz). If you look closely most of the wide mouth straight ...
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Is there a solution for flattening/reducing the volume of plastic recyclables in the home?

For plastic bottles, remove cap, twist and crush and then replace cap to stop the bottle from expanding again as explained here. For plastic bags, stuff them in a cloth tube, and take bags out of the ...
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Is there a solution for flattening/reducing the volume of plastic recyclables in the home?

The most obvious way to reduce the volume of plastics in the home is not to bring them into the home in the first place. Reduce usage of single-use plastics and you will have less material to store ...
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What are the cons of storing plastic waste

Going back to the original question but paraphrasing ... what are the factors against storing plastic waste? The main thing against storing it underground is the "out of sight out of mind" ...
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What are the cons of storing plastic waste

The best way to store plastic after its useful life, at this moment of time, is still storage underground. Although the world in 2019 produced 460 million tonnes of plastic, many types are now hard to ...
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What sustainable packaging can be used for meat in the freezer?

I don’t eat meat but anything I need to freeze, I normally slice it up and keep it in reused glass jars and freeze it . It works perfectly and you end up reusing old glass jars. Although i believe ...
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How best to get rid of household stuff?

Reuse > recycle > discard Put up on Craigslist and Freecycle to see if anyone wants it. Facebook Marketplace is also a popular place now. Take what you can to Goodwill/Salvation Army, though ...
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What are the cons of storing plastic waste

What you're missing is that an insignificant amount of the oil we use is used to create plastic. Thus, it won't matter even a tiny bit if all plastic we use is stored underground. It's a good idea, ...
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What sustainable packaging can be used for meat in the freezer?

The problem with packaging starts in the grocery store where styrofoam trays are used for all meat.How about using containers like milk cartons which are wax coated. Can cardboard be coated with wax ...
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Freezing Ice Pops Sustainably

It's always tough coming up with alternatives to plastic. Modern merchandising and consumer expectations demand it. So sad! When I was growing up, popsicles came in waxed paper, inside a waxed ...
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How to store rechargeable batteries

Leaking AA / AAA batteries are mostly due to overcharge when you use those chargers that charge them in pairs. See picture below for example. Get a dedicated slow charger that is able to charge ...
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Would a root cellar benefit from an active ventilation system activated by temperature or humidity?

If your venting system can be started depending on a given (and changeable) humidity degree, then this is a very good thing for the cellar. Indeed, extracting humidity circulates air in the basement. ...
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