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lowri



Joined: 18 Oct 2006
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Location: ceredigion
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 19 2:02 pm    Post subject: How do I dispose of used paper tissues?  Reply with quote    

As our local council (Ceredigion) is rejigging its waste collection, and there are 21 pages of an A to Z of items suitable or otherwise on their website, I went through it for want of anything better to do on a wet Monday afternoon, and have learned the odd thing I didn't know, ie You can put polystyrene in the recycling bag, but I couldn't find "How to dispose of used paper handkerchiefs".
I have always burned them, after all you burn firewood. I don't fancy composting them as germs can do funny things, and having an elderly and from time to time temperamental septic tank, I try not to flush them. I expect the obvious answer is to go back to using cotton handkerchiefs only; I do have a good supply and a boiling saucepan fit for purpose. Not a bad thing to do.
What do other people do? Use their sleeve in the time-honoured way?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44282
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 19 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I bin them, it's impossible to buy tissues that don't have aloe or some other crap coating. It is no longer a straight paper product.

And, as mochyn and I were discussing on Saturday what is the actual purpose of the effing plastic insert in the opening? To keep them fresh????

Ty Gwyn



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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Location: Lampeter
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 19 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Burn them.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34031
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 19 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
I bin them, it's impossible to buy tissues that don't have aloe or some other crap coating. It is no longer a straight paper product.

And, as mochyn and I were discussing on Saturday what is the actual purpose of the effing plastic insert in the opening? To keep them fresh????


To think, I missed out on that.

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 3561
Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 19 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could stockpile them, like King of the Golden River, awaiting the time when somebody discovers a process for extracting silver from sn*t!

Henry

lowri



Joined: 18 Oct 2006
Posts: 1269
Location: ceredigion
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 19 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hand me the matches! Thanks, all!

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44282
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 19 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
tahir wrote:
I bin them, it's impossible to buy tissues that don't have aloe or some other crap coating. It is no longer a straight paper product.

And, as mochyn and I were discussing on Saturday what is the actual purpose of the effing plastic insert in the opening? To keep them fresh????


To think, I missed out on that.


Yep it was some party

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 11083

PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 19 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I buy tissues in cardboard boxes with a cardboard insert, so all the card goes in the recycle bin. I flush them down the toilet when I have a cold, but the rest of the time they usually get composted. I don't think the ones I get (Kleenex for men) have any additives, they seem to be all paper unless they have some plastic in them. By the way I sometimes seem to shred them in my pocket, they seem to be all paper.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6541
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 19 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Our youngest always puts them in for a wash, with all the other clothing.

buzzy



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 3561
Location: In a small wood on the edge of the Huntingdonshire Wolds
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 19 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
Our youngest always puts them in for a wash, with all the other clothing.


The moral of that is - don't let anyone put anything in the washing machine who can't be relied upon to exercise proper quality control.

Tissues are a nuisance, but not nearly as bad as yellow felt tip pens, unless you are happy with pale yellow y-fronts!


Henry

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34031
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 19 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

buzzy wrote:
sgt.colon wrote:
Our youngest always puts them in for a wash, with all the other clothing.


The moral of that is - don't let anyone put anything in the washing machine who can't be relied upon to exercise proper quality control.

Tissues are a nuisance, but not nearly as bad as yellow felt tip pens, unless you are happy with pale yellow y-fronts!


Henry


That’s one hell of an excuse. Well done.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 11083

PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 19 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I do sometimes make a mistake and leave a tissue in a pocket, but not very often. When son was small we used to do chromatography with felt tip pens on filter paper (coffee filters work) to see the colours that they have in each pen. Black gives an amazing number of different ones. Perhaps you were lucky it was yellow and not black or you may have ended up with psychedelic underpants.

sgt.colon



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
Posts: 6541
Location: Just south of north.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 19 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
buzzy wrote:
sgt.colon wrote:
Our youngest always puts them in for a wash, with all the other clothing.


The moral of that is - don't let anyone put anything in the washing machine who can't be relied upon to exercise proper quality control.

Tissues are a nuisance, but not nearly as bad as yellow felt tip pens, unless you are happy with pale yellow y-fronts!


Henry


That’s one hell of an excuse. Well done.




Tan and taupe only for me Buzzy.

baldybloke



Joined: 24 May 2008
Posts: 1385
Location: Wiltshire
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 19 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I still use handkerchiefs and when I have man flu I use toilet tissue and flush it away.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 11083

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 19 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I regret to say that I hate handkerchiefs. Memories of Mum boiling them up in a special pot before washing them. Urghhh!

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