Striking the balance between DFW and conscience

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  • JAMIEDODGER
    JAMIEDODGER Posts: 4,339 Forumite
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    miss pp - i have been thinking about that too, i am concerned about the water i am using for watering my veggies
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  • Rain butts sound like a triple bonus: helping the planet, saving money and also rainwater is supposed to be better for plants :)
  • JAMIEDODGER
    JAMIEDODGER Posts: 4,339 Forumite
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    i do sleep easier because of the things i do. the debt will go. some things are more important and i am teaching my children valuable lessons which they will carry with them through life. again i shall point out that i was asking for helpful suggestions to moneysave and be kinder to this planet that we live on, not for negative comments and why bothers.
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  • I like to look after my appliances and tools and things, that is, make them last as long as possible by servicing them and keeping them in working order. Hooray.... :D As an example, periodically cleaning out the washing machine's filter....who's a clever boy then.... :rolleyes:

    This particular tip concerns fridges and freezers. :D An often forgotton task but if you pull out the fridge or freezer and look behind it you will often see all the thin black pipes and grids covered in lots of dust and fluff. :p This layer of dust and so on actually reduces the efficiency of the appliance - give the grid and pipes a good vacuum or brushing and your fridge/freezer will get cooler without having to change the settings....hooray... :D
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  • beanielou
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    Funnily enough Ive just started thinking of a water butt this week.
    Will be interested to see what ALi-0K comes up with.
    Wonder if the council will have any deals on them?
    JD I think even being aware of what we are doing makes a difference.
    This week I took a pile of clothes not good enough for the charity shop to the textile recycling drop off instead of just dumping them in the wheelie bin(then worried about fuel I used to get there!)
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  • gallygirl
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    Ok - who can answer this one.... did the extra weight and resulting diesel usage from driving 65 miles with bin bag full of paper from work to home to recycle outweigh the good it did??????:confused:

    And what happens if I (or more likely DS) leave the lid on empty water bottles? Will recycling plant blow up :confused::confused::confused:
    A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort
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  • beanielou
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    Gosh, Ali , glad its not just me!!
    Fire engines on way to recycling plant as I type lol
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  • Ali-OK
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    Well, Google finds the words "rain water butt" interesting and sends me to Adult Content sites! :rotfl:

    Search started with advice to check out local water authority and local council - often they do them at cheap prices. No such luck here, but try your local websites and see if they're offering anything first.

    Found a great site called https://www.proeco.co.uk with some stuff I'd never seen before. They've got the washing balls too..can someone compare prices and advise if they're good value on there?

    Have looked at dedicated sites like https://www.waterbutt.co.uk but...crumbs... they're quite expensive - £50+ :eek: when you start adding in a stand and connector kits..then someone has to connect it! You might get deals at your local garden centre, so have a look there too.

    Had a nose through my local Freecycle - quite a few Wanted ads for water butts, but none offered. Take a look at your local area one, you might find one.

    Lastly and it's come up trumps is eBay - there's over 200 items listed and I've found one within 10 miles as it's collection only...£5 starting price for butt and stand, used but in good condition, 3 days left to go and no bids yet! Guess who's gonna put in a bid?! :D

    Hope the links work..not very good at that stuff :o and hope that info is useful for starters.
    Back on the DFW Wagon:

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  • JAMIEDODGER
    JAMIEDODGER Posts: 4,339 Forumite
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    thanks you bs for deleting your post
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  • Sea78
    Sea78 Posts: 6,185 Forumite
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    HI,

    I know this won;'t be any good to some of you because it's only available for yorkshire water customers but they also have a tel number for more details of special offers in other areas. For those who are customers, this looks like a good deal.

    http://www.trycomposting.peppercart.net/yw/index2.htm

    Sea xx
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