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[Oct. 11th, 2003|10:01 pm]
Peter Sheil
Some things in life get discovered just after you need to know them, some you know but forget until just after the critical moment.

To this end, consider the black rubbish bag. A simple thing with just one purpose - to contain your rubbish until you can place it into the outside rubbish bin for later collection. But what happens after that? A lot get taken for land fill and are dumped on a tip. In order for the contents of the bag to bio-degrade properly the bag itself has to break down over time, releasing it's contents to the freedom of a new life underground.

Now, why am I talking about this? well I am often away from my flat and when I am here I don't make all that much rubbish. So the bag doesn't fill up all that quickly. But if the bag is left in contact with the liquid results of decaying rubbish then it statrs to disolve leaving the liquid to collect in the plastic bin and to drip out when the bag is finally changed. This liquid is very very yucky! ... and smelly!

Putting the black bag inside another one made it safe for transporting to the nearest bin without a bio-hazard sticker and some disinfection of the kitchen floor and the plastic bin leaves it all nice and pleasant smelling again.

Ah my life is so exciting.


[User Picture]From: amberthistle
2003-10-11 04:49 pm (UTC)
We just use a stick-up thing in the bottom of the can.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-10-11 05:09 pm (UTC)
That's not quite enough information for me to imagine what you are talking :) Do you want to give me a bit more of a clue?
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[User Picture]From: dance_n_queen
2003-10-11 05:26 pm (UTC)

Do you want to give me a bit more of a clue?

It's an air-freshener disk. It would do better stuck to the inside of the lid though.
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[User Picture]From: amberthistle
2003-10-12 04:44 am (UTC)
I believe it was a comment about stinky garbage. We use an air freshener at the bottom of the can.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2003-10-12 04:38 pm (UTC)
I think this would have overwhealmed an air freshner ... we are talking bio-hazard stuff here! If I hadn;t emptied it when I did I suspect that the new life form would have made a take-over bid for my block of flats and it would have needed something like nuclear weapons to destroy it. ;)
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