Everytime I flush those cardboard cores from a roll of toilet paper
down the toilet, the toilet gets clogged and I spend hours with the
plunger trying to unclog it. Lately I save all those cores for a
month or two before I flush them. I just flush them on a day when I
have a lot of spare time, knowing that I'll be fighting a clog.
I also learned to tear them a little. That seems to help them go
Does anyone know an easy or clogless way to flush them?
I'm sure other people can do it without all the troubles I have.
I can't believe the stuff they throw away in the trash, in my office. I
have to sneak around and remove papers from the trash for the recycle bin.
I also find empty coffee cans and plastic drink bottles. Even the ones
with the 10 cent deposit on them.
But....oooooooo. they get a recycled toner cartridge for the copier. LOL.
They think they're so great, but every day throw paper in the trash. Then
once day I found the empty cartridge in the trash so I took it out. A
library nearby will take the emptys and they recycle and get a little money
Don't get me started on all the newspapers and magazines I find in the
Sadly Marina, that's the nature of the kids of the
past few decades. Some parents
have far too many kids and then let them behave
like little wild animals. I guess they are too
busy trying to make a buck and have little concern
for the environment. Middle class people have more
spare time and money so they have more concern for
their environment and their kids usually get more
training in things like not throwing away their
cups and bottles etc. This is a part of our world
that needs attention and if the
parents can't teach their kids, maybe the schools
should. Hmm, but then they have their problems too.
I lived in Germany for two years a few decades ago
and all the kids I noticed were very respectful
and well trained in good behavior. Litter in the
streets was a great rarity then.
I have just visited www.ewg.org (The Environmental
Working Group) to
find a safe foam for cushions to replace some
latex rubber foam ones.
It seems like there is none. This is the page I found:
So, for health sake, are we back to cushions made
of coiled springs with thick cotton padding?
Anyone know where I could buy such cushions?
On another front, I have an old car that has some
sound padding between the passengers and the
engine. It is like carpet backing stuck to a
rubbery foam layer
and that layer is decomposing, giving off an
unpleasant smell. Is there a replacement
that I could use?
If anyone is interested in selecting the least
pesticide polluted food, here is a good source:
Have a great week!
Yeah, back in the '60s we used to make carburetor pipes out of them. We
also discovered that if you light one end and stand them on end, they
will burn slowly with a blue flame, all the way to the bottom. Groovy.
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