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S.O.B.O.
« on: May 07, 2020, 06:27:02 PM »

I was just waiting for my tea to finish bubbling in the pan, and I read the back of the packet.
There was a lttle bit of totally superfluous information there.
"Not yet recycled" it said.  And I thought, "Obviously not, I'm still holding it."
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2020, 10:31:21 PM »

 {-) {-) {-)


I like that one a lot  O0


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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2020, 05:57:12 AM »

I don't get the joke because I probably understand what the packaging means but I have no Idea what S.O.B.O. is??? Is there a joke somewhere?
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2020, 09:17:13 AM »

Statement Of the Blindingly Obvious.


If the guy doing the package artwork had been a native English speaker, it would have said "Not yet recyclable" to avoid a temporal paradox.
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Re: S.O.B.O.
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2020, 10:27:36 AM »

Thanks for The definition. First I ever hear of SOBO before! And Il well used to TLA's!
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2020, 12:09:45 PM »


Not quite correct  it should have the same sign as Widely recycled
but with an arrow going through it nowt to do with being a native English speaker
Not yet recycled
There’s more to this one than you’d think. It actually means that this packaging is only being recycled by 20% of councils. So it’s not a total no-go. Again, the best thing to do is to contact your local council to find out if they have the facility to recycle this particular piece of packaging.

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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2020, 12:12:42 PM »


Not quite correct  it should have the same sign as Widely recycled

but with an arrow going through it nowt to do with being a native English speaker
Not yet recycled

There’s more to this one than you’d think. It actually means that this packaging is only being recycled by 20% of councils. So it’s not a total no-go. Again, the best thing to do is to contact your local council to find out if they have the facility to recycle this particular piece of packaging.
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2020, 12:28:44 PM »

Most local councils have websites with a section on waste disposal and full details of what you can and cannot recycle.

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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2020, 02:05:23 AM »

My mother if Falkirk now has a:
  • Red bin for cardboard and paper
  • Blue bin for tins and plastic
  • Green bin for refuse
  • Brown bin for garden waste
  • Black box for glass and electrical / metal / batteries etc
  • Grey "caddy" for food
Back in the day our local council for me did:
  • Green bin  for household
  • Blue bin for recycling
  • Black box for glass and electrical / metal / batteries etc
....now we just have:
  • Green bin
  • Blue bin -not supposed to put much in it if you follow the rules
  • Grey bin for food -which only 2 of us in the whole street put out out and they often miss mine so I regularly have to call them back
With respect to triangles alluding to recycling, I put all potental plastic and cardboard recyclable products in my blue bin.  I know though:
  • Black is a no-no (not my problem, I try to avoid buying anything in a black food tray -they should be banned)
  • Recycing triangle no 1:  widely recyclable
  • Recycing triangle no 2:  sometimes recyclable
  • Recycing triangle no 3:  recyclable in certain cases
  • Recycing triangle no 4:  not currently recyclable but seller participates in other "renewable" schemes (what!)
...the "No" I use number is loose.  On questioning at our local tip here they just always say to put in landfill.  Where I stay in France somewhat surprisingly, there is very little recycling offered or incentive to segregate waste at all!  Glass is just about the only thing -but all coloured bottles and jars go in the same glass bin -they don't separate colours.  Once every fortnight you can turf anything big out on the street for collection, so it looks a bit like old Beirut footage sometimes after the kds and tinks go through it and spread it about everywhere before the council collect, and they don't sweep up the street after so the detrius remains until it eventually rains and washes away.
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2020, 08:34:04 AM »

When I was a kid we just had a dustbin. Everything went in that.


Food waste, Pah, there wasn't any, we weren't allowed to throw food away.

Now we have a green bin for recyclables, black bin for general refuse and a brown bin for garden waste if we pay extra for it.
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2020, 09:42:40 AM »

Everywhere has different colour schemes


Ours are
Burgundy for all metals glass and plastic bottles (black trays and other kinds of plastics are prohibited)
Yellow for paper and cardboard
Black (half the volume of the others to reduce the waste) all other waste
Green 10 litre very small bin is for food waste


Top two collected one week, second two collected following week, though I believe the green bin can be emptied every week
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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2020, 10:07:19 AM »

Think back to when we had Ashes to  put out  nobody had bins it was all buckets/ big box shaped biscuit tins that they were sold loose from/small  galvanise baths/was tubs and the wagon was side loading and horse drawn. Recycling  well bottles and jars were worth money ah the good old days
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2020, 10:28:03 AM »

Appears that Cane Baskets were all the go in London in 1903........[but uncoloured] .......waste was termed as refuse........collected, taken by barge & dumped at sea?...... :-X


Photograph courtesy of the Thames Sailing Barge WEB site


Derek.....


PS...Roy, I suppose any unwanted Banana boxes could have been used for refuse, and were Banana boxes unloaded at Canary Wharf?  :kiss:
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2020, 10:44:41 AM »

.....and Malcolm says ..."I was just waiting for my tea to finish bubbling"

hmrr!......I was just opening my box of Twings English Breakfast Extra Strong Tea bags ...you know..the Brand by appointment to non other than your boss Lady......errrrr Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11........when I discovered invery small print....

Black tea......blended and packed in Poland ....using the finest imported ingredients {-)

[I wonder if Mr Twinnigs will need to revise the colour of their product, or revise the term?]

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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2020, 11:36:42 AM »

You should be drinking Nerada or at least Bushells in Oz    >>:-(
Mind you I do enjoy Tetley.   %%
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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2020, 11:47:48 AM »

The tea that was bubbling was NOT the refreshing beverage of that name, but the meal that happens late afternoon, and had previously been inside the packet that I was reading. 


Where any company that deals in international comodities chooses to have its packing factory is, these days, entirely the choice of some faceless guy in a grey suit, possibly on this planet, possibly not.  In most parts of the world, tea is an imported product, despite the assertion by some folk that Taylors of Harrogate grow their own locally.
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2020, 12:29:50 PM »




  Good old YORKSHIRE tea brewed by Richard Sharpe himself
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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2020, 01:03:49 PM »

Hi all, we always have Yorkshire tea at home.  Banana boxes should be a separate element they are so tough!  I use them a lot all free curtesy local supermarket.
By the way a bit of trivia:-  Wharf is an acronym like radar etc.  It comes from the way warehouses were marked on maps.  If you had a warehouse by the river it was warehouse at river frontage, or abreviated as WHARF on the map.  However it has got mixed in with the old Dutch word werf meaning dockside.  So it is, what it is you want it to mean.
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