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Old 10-15-2007, 01:15 AM   #61
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Compost bins.. I don't know, but I'm sure someone will. Have you searched on Google yet?
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:24 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Compost bins.. I don't know, but I'm sure someone will. Have you searched on Google yet?
yes, i've look online, but all i've seen are hundreds of dollars with a hefty shipping charge slapped on 'em. I'm pretty much just wondering if any well recognized stores (Home Depot for example) have them.
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:53 PM   #63
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Home Depot guys or any nursery should be able to tell you how to make one. I know my dad has made several that range anywhere from easy to the kind that you turn a handle and it flips the bin for you to mix it up I guess.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:45 PM   #64
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Originally Posted by stirsmommy View Post
Home Depot guys or any nursery should be able to tell you how to make one. I know my dad has made several that range anywhere from easy to the kind that you turn a handle and it flips the bin for you to mix it up I guess.
great i'll ask when i get the chance.

some bins turn in order to get more oxygen throught the pile so that it decomposes faster.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:22 PM   #65
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I love the Seventh Generation diapers and wipes. The diapers run small but they work great. I buy them online at 1800diapers.com.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:56 PM   #66
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I tried Simple Green for bathroom cleaning, but unfortunately it doesn't do much to soap scum, etc. I'll have to check out the Seventh Generation products if I can find them.
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:08 AM   #67
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Jan, Babies R Us has started carrying Seventh Generation and also Whole Foods and Henry's.
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Great topic Jan! Well, this is my problem: I really want to switch over to carrying my own bag to the grocery store because of all the deaths being caused by plastic (birds etc) but, we can't figure out what we will put our trash into because that's what we use. When we're in the country we compost but we can't in the city... but there's still bottles and stuff that have to be put in plastic.

I didn't see an answer to your question. Think I'll google it. (about garbage bags)

Appreciate all the other tips esp those Chico bags! (thanks for the link)
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Well I found this but it's kind of hard to move into buying garbage bags when they're free.

http://www.thisnext.com/item/236FA52...ble-Trash-Bags


This is interesting too:

http://www.idealbite.com/tiplibrary/...shiest_tip_yet
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Thanks for the info, Orangey! I do shop at Henrys so I'll check there next time I go. Whole Foods isn't far either.

Vic, I know what you mean. Right now I already buy bags for the large trashcan in the kitchen, but I use store bags for the recycle bin. I figure that is okay though and a good use for them because I am recycling them. When my box of trashbags is gone I intend to buy something biodegradable though.

I think these were listed elsewhere in this thread, but I'll post them here, too. These are the ones I have bookmarked.
http://www.seventhgen.com/index.php
http://www.1000bulbs.com/Screw-In-Compact-Fluorescents/
http://www.greenerchoices.org/
http://www.ecover.com/us/en/Products...ftener+USA.htm
http://www.reusablebags.com/store/ac...ping-p-42.html
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