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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 12th Jul 17, 12:10 PM
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    Poo bag inner tubes
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    Poo bag inner tubes 12th Jul 17 at 12:10 PM
    Can anyone think of any uses for the plastic tube that is at the centre of a roll of dog poo bags?

    It is a 60mm long and 10mm diameter tube.

    Seems a shame just to throw them in the recycle bin.
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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 12th Jul 17, 12:46 PM
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    Use them as biscuit cutters to make tiny biscuits
    • Teapot55
    • By Teapot55 12th Jul 17, 12:48 PM
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    According to MSE's latest email I read, you can save things like that up & sell them in job-lots on ebay. I haven't tried it.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 12th Jul 17, 12:52 PM
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    According to MSE's latest email I read, you can save things like that up & sell them in job-lots on ebay. I haven't tried it.
    Originally posted by Teapot55
    That's what got me thinking, they are talking about cardboard toilet roll inners though.

    I usually have at least one of these plastic tubes a week and I've been trying to think of some kind of practical use for them for about 4 months since I got my dog.
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    • puppypants
    • By puppypants 12th Jul 17, 1:21 PM
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    Strap them together with Duct tape and make pan pipes?
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jul 17, 2:21 PM
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    That's the sort of thing I keep.

    As well as a collection of good poky things, I also have a collection of good tuby things, of different lengths and diameters.

    There's nothing worse than needing a tube and not having one.





    You could use some to play blow football, or to shoot peas........ just remember to blow and not suck.




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    • By Pyxis 12th Jul 17, 2:26 PM
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    Or you could cram different sized ones into a container to make an insect habitat for the garden.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jul 17, 2:29 PM
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    Or make a table-top-sized version of this art-work.........


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    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 12th Jul 17, 5:36 PM
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    I save odd bits like that, for my Rainbows and Brownies. I can always find a use for things. I'll have a think.
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 12th Jul 17, 5:45 PM
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    Our autistic son has half-a-dozen similar tubes threaded onto chain, in a loop, as a fiddle toy.
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    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 12th Jul 17, 6:21 PM
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    I'm going to ask a slightly off topic and stupid question.
    Are these poo bags on a roll economical? I've found the cheapest thing to do is use nappy bags as the proper poo bags are a different colour and twice the price?
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 12th Jul 17, 7:54 PM
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    I'm going to ask a slightly off topic and stupid question.
    Are these poo bags on a roll economical? I've found the cheapest thing to do is use nappy bags as the proper poo bags are a different colour and twice the price?
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    They are for me as I get them from Argos using High Street vouchers that I receive for doing online surveys so I basically get the bags free
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jul 17, 8:02 PM
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    I'm going to ask a slightly off topic and stupid question.
    Are these poo bags on a roll economical? I've found the cheapest thing to do is use nappy bags as the proper poo bags are a different colour and twice the price?
    Originally posted by joansgirl
    They are for me as I get them from Argos using High Street vouchers that I receive for doing online surveys so I basically get the bags free
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    Do you have food waste recycling? If so, do you get free biodegradable bags for it?
    If so, why not use those?
    The added advantage being the bags will break down in the soil, unlike plastic ones.
    I believe they are made of corn starch.
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 12th Jul 17, 8:07 PM
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    Do you have food waste recycling? If so, do you get free biodegradable bags for it?
    If so, why not use those?
    The added advantage being the bags will break down in the soil, unlike plastic ones.
    I believe they are made of corn starch.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    The dog poo bags are biodegradable as well.

    My council has stopped delivering the food waste bags and its an awful faff getting to the depot to collect them
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    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 12th Jul 17, 10:40 PM
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    Well, I mentioned this thread to another leader at Guides tonight, and she's going to start saving the tubes as well. Once we have enough, the Guides can decorate them with glitter glue and sparkly stickers, and we'll make them into wind chimes. It might take a while to save enough for a dozen Guides, though.

    Is making a wind chime an option Wizard of Id? Or maybe donating them to a Guiding unit near you (assuming that they are as mad and thrifty as my unit!)?
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 12th Jul 17, 11:28 PM
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    Are dog poo bags cheaper than the own-brand nappy sacks I use?
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 13th Jul 17, 2:06 PM
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    Are dog poo bags cheaper than the own-brand nappy sacks I use?
    Originally posted by zagubov
    I have no idea how much own brand nappy sacks cost.
    Poop bags vary from 1.5p/bag upwards.
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    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 13th Jul 17, 2:16 PM
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    Do you have food waste recycling? If so, do you get free biodegradable bags for it?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    You get free biodegradable food waste bags?
    All we get from the council round here is "just wrap it up in the local paper or summat"
    • joansgirl
    • By joansgirl 13th Jul 17, 6:34 PM
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    Are dog poo bags cheaper than the own-brand nappy sacks I use?
    Originally posted by zagubov
    I have no idea how much own brand nappy sacks cost.
    Poop bags vary from 1.5p/bag upwards.
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id
    I get Tesco nappy sacks which work out a fraction of a penny over 1p each. They do supply cheaper "value" ones but I find my finger pokes through them too easily

    You get free biodegradable food waste bags?
    All we get from the council round here is "just wrap it up in the local paper or summat"
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    We used to get them as well but they stopped it after 2 lots had been given out. We are supposed to keep our waste food for a fortnight at a time and put it in the garden recycling bin. But it stinks, so it gets wrapped in newspaper and put in the landfill bin on intervening weeks I'm afraid.
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 13th Jul 17, 7:28 PM
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    I get Tesco nappy sacks which work out a fraction of a penny over 1p each. They do supply cheaper "value" ones but I find my finger pokes through them too easily


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    Originally posted by joansgirl
    i use those too but the last couple of packs we bought are almost see-through (although still strong).

    My husband doesn't like them though as he doesn't like people being to see what's in them - just in case they can't guess - so he uses packs of black bags from the Factory Shop, work out 1p each
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