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Wanted Newspapers

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by PeterD, Jan 6, 2021.

  1. PeterD

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    Pile of newspapers.

    looking to pack breakables into boxes and hoping to acquire newspapers. Do you have a healthy pile that you keep meaning to take to the tip, and you are local. Happy to collect.

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Carole

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    Word of advice.
    Things wrapped in newspapers will get marked and need a good scrub afterwards (as opposed to a quick rinse) not what you need when you're busy with everything else.

    if you can get hold of bubble wrap, it’s much better than newspapers but if you can’t then use things like tea towels, sheets, hand towels even old jumpers or t shirts.
     
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    Beware of bubble-wrap on plastic, painted and varnished items, if they are likely to remain in contact for an extended period.
     
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    Thanks for the advice Carole. Noted. My hope is that it won’t be an extended period.
     
  6. PeterD

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    Actually I see Horlseys do wrapping paper at a good price so I will use them and that removes the issue with print.
     
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    I purchased wrapping paper (brown on a roll) from eBay!

    Super cheap, good quality, arrived quickly - plus the leftovers I can use for present wrapping with ribbon!

    It kept my valuables safe from home to storage then from storage 8 hours up the motorway!
     
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    Bubble wrap should be avoided at all costs unless you have a supply already used, it's environmentally very bad.
     
  9. YorkshirePud

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    The normal small-bubble wrap is made of LDPE (plastic type 4) and can be recycled with carrier bags at supermarkets (not in your blue bin). https://www.recyclenow.com/what-to-do-with/bubblewrap-0

    Wrap made of larger individual 'bubbles', such as Sealed Air packaging, is generally made of HDPE (plastic type 4), and not recycled in your blue bin (although milk bottles are also made of HDPE).

    If the plastic can be stretched then it s generally LDPE.
     
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    Regardless of recyclable ness (and where our plastic recycling ends up is a moot point) plastic in any form is never a good option
     
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