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biglouis

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Re: Recycling
« Reply #60 on: Mar 11, 2019, 12:03:06 PM »
Just seen a program about India and how the production of jute is still big business there for food sacks, etc. Being made from a natural product it is far more recyclable than plastic. When I was a kid many items like shopping bags etc were made from it so I can see this making a comeback.
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Re: Recycling
« Reply #61 on: Mar 11, 2019, 03:36:36 PM »
Just seen a program about India and how the production of jute is still big business there for food sacks, etc. Being made from a natural product it is far more recyclable than plastic. When I was a kid many items like shopping bags etc were made from it so I can see this making a comeback.

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Re: Recycling
« Reply #62 on: Mar 11, 2019, 03:40:37 PM »
Jute sacks tend to rot and split. It's unlikely that our government will be encouraging the crop it is made from though.

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biglouis

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Re: Recycling
« Reply #63 on: Mar 11, 2019, 10:41:00 PM »
Our so called government has made so many silly decisions nothing would surprise me about that bunch of muppets.
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Re: Recycling
« Reply #64 on: Mar 12, 2019, 08:15:10 AM »
Just seen a program about India and how the production of jute is still big business there for food sacks, etc. Being made from a natural product it is far more recyclable than plastic. When I was a kid many items like shopping bags etc were made from it so I can see this making a comeback.


It was big business in my home town of Dundee when I was growing up.  My father was a mill manager, my uncle lived and worked in India for years, in connection to the jute trade.  He'd bring my cousin and I glass bangles, but they broke easily. We had an Indian carpet for years that he sent to my mum.  The smell of jute for me is evocative of my childhood.  I believe the last mill in Dundee closed in the 1970s, apart from one which is a heritage site.
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