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lowri

How do I dispose of used paper tissues?

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? Laughing Laughing Laughing
tahir

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

Burn them.
Nick

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. Sad
buzzy

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

Henry
lowri

Hand me the matches! Thanks, all! Very Happy Very Happy
tahir

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. Sad

Yep it was some party Wink
Mistress Rose

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

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

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

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! Shocked


Henry
Nick

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

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! Shocked


Henry

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

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. Laughing sgt.colon

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

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! Shocked


Henry

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

Laughing Laughing Laughing

Tan and taupe only for me Buzzy.
baldybloke

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

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

My mother did the same MR.-boil handkerchieves, then washing machine. I was in charge of the wringer. We had a system where we could be doing to washing, and swilling /rinsing out the soap at the same time via the "ringer" and a sink behind the washer. Whites first! After 2 rinses we would put that on the line in the garden in good weather and start again with the next load. My Father when he was alive put the system in and I just carried on after he died. The other thing I did as a child was collect the manure from the delivery horses-milk, bread and coal-separate deliveries of course. Using the muck to grow plants for sale and sell some of the manure off to other users!

I am a tissue user. I didn't realise there was a potential issue with them-head in the sand, case I am afraid.
Mistress Rose

We never had a system like that, but I helped Mum sometimes with the wringer which was used on the back porch which had 2 open sides. No washing machine at that time. Once Mum got a twin tub, it was easier as the second tub did the spinning and rinsing, so drier clothes to go out on the line.
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