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Old 25-06-2003, 08:30 PM
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Hi All,

I've recently started to begin recycling everything I can at home, and was
wondering if I can put tea bags on my compost heap. Will the bags rot down
or do I just rip them and compost the actual tea. We tend to use a hell of a
lot of tea bags in our house.
Thanks.
Paul Pettet.



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Old 25-06-2003, 08:30 PM
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"paul pettet" writes:
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| I've recently started to begin recycling everything I can at home, and was
| wondering if I can put tea bags on my compost heap. Will the bags rot down
| or do I just rip them and compost the actual tea. We tend to use a hell of a
| lot of tea bags in our house.

They will also compost if you don't rip them. Chuck 'em on.


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Old 25-06-2003, 08:30 PM
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On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 15:14:32 +0100, paul pettet
wrote:

Hi All,

I've recently started to begin recycling everything I can at home, and
was
wondering if I can put tea bags on my compost heap. Will the bags rot
down
or do I just rip them and compost the actual tea. We tend to use a hell
of a
lot of tea bags in our house.
Thanks.
Paul Pettet.


Yep, they're good in a compost heap. Just bung them on whole. Whatever the
bags are made of it rots.
Tim.
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Old 25-06-2003, 09:32 PM
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Either in compost heap or a worm bin Tea Bags are fine
I put every single ounce of kitchen waste including coffe grinds, citrus
peel and the contents of vacumn cleaner in my compost and its great stuff


"paul pettet" wrote in message
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Hi All,

I've recently started to begin recycling everything I can at home, and was
wondering if I can put tea bags on my compost heap. Will the bags rot down
or do I just rip them and compost the actual tea. We tend to use a hell of

a
lot of tea bags in our house.
Thanks.
Paul Pettet.




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Old 25-06-2003, 09:44 PM
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As do I

I always feel slightly guilty though because I have an odd memory that some
law came into being which would affect our rights to put tea bags into the
compost bin.

Does anyone else remember that or am I totally mad)

O


"bnd777" wrote in message
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Either in compost heap or a worm bin Tea Bags are fine
I put every single ounce of kitchen waste including coffe grinds, citrus
peel and the contents of vacumn cleaner in my compost and its great stuff


"paul pettet" wrote in message
...
Hi All,

I've recently started to begin recycling everything I can at home, and

was
wondering if I can put tea bags on my compost heap. Will the bags rot

down
or do I just rip them and compost the actual tea. We tend to use a hell

of
a
lot of tea bags in our house.
Thanks.
Paul Pettet.








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Old 25-06-2003, 09:44 PM
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On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 21:40:19 +0100, "Ophelia"
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As do I

I always feel slightly guilty though because I have an odd memory that some
law came into being which would affect our rights to put tea bags into the
compost bin.

Does anyone else remember that or am I totally mad)


no and yes
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Old 25-06-2003, 09:56 PM
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"martin" wrote in message
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On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 21:40:19 +0100, "Ophelia"
wrote:

As do I

I always feel slightly guilty though because I have an odd memory that

some
law came into being which would affect our rights to put tea bags into

the
compost bin.

Does anyone else remember that or am I totally mad)


no and yes



Fank goodness *giggle*


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Old 25-06-2003, 10:08 PM
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In article , Ophelia
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As do I

I always feel slightly guilty though because I have an odd memory that some
law came into being which would affect our rights to put tea bags into the
compost bin.

Does anyone else remember that or am I totally mad)

O


Wasn't that the old fashioned tea leaves down the drain because they
would block it? Whereas coffee grouts would clear a drain?

Seem to remember it yonks ago when my parents had an hotel and I was
roped into helping in the kitchens and came to my lot to do the tea and
coffee pots after breakfast :-((

Mike
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Old 25-06-2003, 10:08 PM
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On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 21:50:25 +0100, "Ophelia"
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"martin" wrote in message
.. .
On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 21:40:19 +0100, "Ophelia"
wrote:

As do I

I always feel slightly guilty though because I have an odd memory that

some
law came into being which would affect our rights to put tea bags into

the
compost bin.

Does anyone else remember that or am I totally mad)


no and yes



Fank goodness *giggle*

You'll be needing one of these then
http://www.nettrader.co.uk/custom/lambswoolduster/
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Old 25-06-2003, 10:32 PM
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In article ,
Ophelia wrote:
As do I

I always feel slightly guilty though because I have an odd memory that some
law came into being which would affect our rights to put tea bags into the
compost bin.

Does anyone else remember that or am I totally mad)


Not TOTALLY. It is illegal (yes, a crime) to put disposable nappies
into the dustbin, and there was a proposal to make it illegal to
put meat scraps into the compost bin, but I don't remember anything
explicitly about tea bags.


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.


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Old 25-06-2003, 11:20 PM
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In article , Nick Maclaren
writes
In article ,
Ophelia wrote:
As do I

I always feel slightly guilty though because I have an odd memory that some
law came into being which would affect our rights to put tea bags into the
compost bin.

Does anyone else remember that or am I totally mad)


Not TOTALLY. It is illegal (yes, a crime) to put disposable nappies


So how is one meant to dispose of them?

into the dustbin, and there was a proposal to make it illegal to
put meat scraps into the compost bin, but I don't remember anything
explicitly about tea bags.


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.


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Old 25-06-2003, 11:44 PM
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"Kay Easton" wrote in message
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In article , Nick Maclaren
writes
In article ,
Ophelia wrote:
As do I

I always feel slightly guilty though because I have an odd memory that

some
law came into being which would affect our rights to put tea bags into

the
compost bin.

Does anyone else remember that or am I totally mad)


Not TOTALLY. It is illegal (yes, a crime) to put disposable nappies


So how is one meant to dispose of them?

into the dustbin, and there was a proposal to make it illegal to
put meat scraps into the compost bin, but I don't remember anything
explicitly about tea bags.


Isn't it illegal ( EU directive ) to have a compost heap within 270 feet (?)
of a domestic dwelling, so if you have one at all you're probably a
criminal, never mind what you put on it.....
It is also illegal ( EU directive ) to burn wood on other than the
ground it was grown on. I expect you'll all be turning yourselves in to
the police bright and early tomorrow - if you come clean they might go
easy on you!!!

Andy


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Old 26-06-2003, 12:08 AM
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In article ,
Kay Easton wrote:
In article , Nick Maclaren
writes
In article ,
Ophelia wrote:
As do I

I always feel slightly guilty though because I have an odd memory that some
law came into being which would affect our rights to put tea bags into the
compost bin.

Does anyone else remember that or am I totally mad)


Not TOTALLY. It is illegal (yes, a crime) to put disposable nappies


So how is one meant to dispose of them?


Where DID you get the idea that it is either the manufacturers' or
the government's concern to allow you a legal way of disposing of
things that they encourage you to buy?


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.
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Old 26-06-2003, 08:37 AM
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"Mike" wrote in message
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In article , Ophelia
writes
As do I

I always feel slightly guilty though because I have an odd memory that

some
law came into being which would affect our rights to put tea bags into

the
compost bin.

Does anyone else remember that or am I totally mad)

O


Wasn't that the old fashioned tea leaves down the drain because they
would block it? Whereas coffee grouts would clear a drain?


No Mike it was definitely to do with compost heaps


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Old 26-06-2003, 08:37 AM
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"Nick Maclaren" wrote in message
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In article ,
Ophelia wrote:
As do I

I always feel slightly guilty though because I have an odd memory that

some
law came into being which would affect our rights to put tea bags into

the
compost bin.

Does anyone else remember that or am I totally mad)


Not TOTALLY.


thankew thankew...I knew there would be at least one kind person here)




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