Recycling plastic bags.

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« on: January 11, 2007, 18:59 »
Lay the bag flat on a table, cut off the handles, and the bottom. You can then cut a continuous ribbon of plastic bag, going round and round and round the bag. This ribbon can then be tied to others, and wound to make a ball of tape, for tying stuff, or you can knit or crochet with it. I saw a lady knitting a hanging basket liner with some once, and plenty of people make stronger carrier bags by knitting with the ribbon.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007, 21:42 »
string old cds on it and stretch it across ya lottie to keep pigeons off  :wink:
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007, 01:42 »
I hate plastic bags. I hate to see any plastic on allotments. Specially the type that dont rot down.And the ones that do rot ,flake in your hand and make a mess everywhere. Better that supermarkets  (like the ones in Ireland) stopped providing plastic bags and had paper bags. Natural materials.Much better for the environment.There's nothing worse than hedgerows  and countryside strewn with plastic waste materials or beaches with tide lines of plastic waste washed up from tipping.

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007, 09:40 »
Last year I cut some carriers into strips and tied them to canes to frighten the birds, but after a while, they break off in the wind and go everywhere.  I prefer the Irish idea too, okay I know paper bags can split, but they use them in the States too don't they?  and at least you can compost them afterwards.  I've got a couple of big bags from Wilkinsons I try to use, but I also use the carriers in my bin saves me buying bin bags.  Mind you, I don't get so much foodstuff in my bin now as the dog and chickens eat most of it and what's left goes on the compost.

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2007, 09:42 »
:D I do indeed string up old cd's, as do a couple of other folks on the plots. Quite funny in the spring and summer, as it looks like a daytime disco, boogie on down!!!

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2007, 10:16 »
ihave made a cd rotating bird scarer when i get back today will have to remember to tell ya how  :wink:

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2007, 10:52 »
Have you got a pic of the obelisks you made from pallet wood? Anything I can envisage seems a bit hefty.
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2007, 14:17 »
will do asap ,,  :wink:

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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2007, 15:16 »
I'm going to stuff a scare crow with them and Tie some on his jacket so they're noisy in the breeze.

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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2007, 17:16 »
What do you use to tie on the cds,I tried string but the cds cut through it.
I don`t know if they really scare the birds but they are spectacular on a breezy sunny day.

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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2007, 17:29 »
How cool are these  :cool:

http://www.wow-imports.com/products.asp?cat=21

Wish I could make them, I've no shortage of bags   :D
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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2007, 18:29 »
Ohmigod, I want one of each! They are really cool, especially the chooks. My daughter would love them.

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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2007, 22:29 »
If you have a dog the only use for old plastic bags is as a pooper scooper - who needs an expensive plastic spade or expensive bags from the pet shop - old plastic bag does the job just as well.  

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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2007, 22:37 »
obelisk pictures up noshed on grow your own i think lol

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