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Old 08.01.2008, 13:37
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Re: Disposal of Tetrapacks

Trying to save space in the rubbish sack when we first arrived, I tried (and almost got away with) trying to put the tetrapak in the large polythene collecting bins in Migros. A worker was only too happy to point out my mistake. It genuninely was a mistake, in my ignorance I had failed to understand the difference between the bottly type ones (rigid plastic) and the ones you could squash flat by pulling the pleaty things out - tetrapak. Guess which type we buy now
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Re: Disposal of Tetrapacks

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By normal garbage we refer to the kitchen garbage we throw in Zueri sack? that means I can throw my cardboard milk and Juice cartons along with it?
Yes.

But do flatten them. Zurisäck are dear and every available cubic inch of space in them ought to be properly used.

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Old 08.01.2008, 13:41
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Now you're talking about the plastic ones, that can be taken back to coop fat or flat. Tetrapack, as any self-respecting Swede will tell you, does not have caps.
I'm talking about the ones pictured here. Are you saying that these ones are recyclable?
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Old 08.01.2008, 13:55
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I'm talking about the ones pictured here. Are you saying that these ones are recyclable?
Yes, I am referring to those. I was under the impression that they are recyclable. Although I don't, I squash and bin. I see you are correct, what I thought were plastic are in fact tetrapak.

I thought you were talking about the these

So it seems that all except the big plastic bottles are all tetrapak.

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Old 08.01.2008, 19:41
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Re: Disposal of Tetrapacks

In some countries there are special bins for tetrapak, but i haven't seen anything for dispossing of them here at all- we made the mistake of throwing them in the bag with the pet bottles our first few days here then realised they have to go in the normal waste as there is nowhere else for them to go
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Old 09.01.2008, 10:30
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Re: Disposal of Tetrapacks

Another (admittedly sneaky) way of disposing of them is to nonchalantly approach a litter bin on the road and put them in. Not that I would advocate doing that
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Old 17.01.2008, 13:06
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CO OP milk cartons that you can't recycle

I normally call at the COOP after dropping the girl at school. Generally I buy two cartonsof milk, bread etc etc. It drives me mad and has done since I found out that I can't recylce them. The cost of rubbish bags is astronomical and two cartons a day makes a big lump in them. Migros on the other hand, sells both the cartons and the plastic recyclable ones. I may just do all my shopping at Migros.
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Old 17.01.2008, 13:09
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Re: CO OP milk cartons that you can't recycle

The coop where i live provides a special container for you to put them in hey are normally where you can only buy drinks just outside the door.
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Old 17.01.2008, 13:10
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Re: CO OP milk cartons that you can't recycle

Presumably you loosen the bottom of the cartons so they can be flattened before disposing of them - otherwise each carton will take up a litre in your rubbish bags.

No liquid containing cartons can be recycled because of a foil liner which is to stop them leaking...
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Old 17.01.2008, 13:12
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Re: CO OP milk cartons that you can't recycle

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Presumably you loosen the bottom of the cartons so they can be flattened before disposing of them - otherwise each carton will take up a litre in your rubbish bags.

No liquid containing cartons can be recycled because of a foil liner which is to stop them leaking...
I dont know what they do with them they just provide a container for you to put them in.
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Old 17.01.2008, 13:13
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Re: CO OP milk cartons that you can't recycle

No liquid containing cartons can be recycled because of a foil liner which is to stop them leaking...[/quote]

Not entirley true, the long life milk cartons can be recycled in the recycle bins in every supermarket.
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Old 17.01.2008, 13:21
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Re: CO OP milk cartons that you can't recycle

Can the plastic milk bottles be recycled in the normal PET bag (after washing of course)?
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Old 17.01.2008, 13:22
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Can the plastic milk bottles be recycled in the normal PET bag (after washing of course)?
Only if it says pet on them, but i dont think so
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Old 17.01.2008, 13:27
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Re: CO OP milk cartons that you can't recycle

Why not purchase the milk in the PET jugs that is also sold by Coop. Each and every Coop has a container where the milk containers can be deposited.
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Re: CO OP milk cartons that you can't recycle

This has been discussed in length, so I'm moving this to join the original thread.
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Re: Waste Side Story [recycling collection]

I haven't found the answer to my question anywhere else, so I thought I'd ask it here. What does one do with paper with personal information? I understand that it's important not to put any personal information into the Zurisack so they can't hunt you down and fine you if you put something recyclable in there. But what do you do with envelopes with your name and address on them, and receipts with credit card numbers/maestro account numbers? If we shredded this stuff, where would we then dispose of it?
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Old 07.02.2008, 10:52
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Re: Waste Side Story [recycling collection]

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I haven't found the answer to my question anywhere else, so I thought I'd ask it here. What does one do with paper with personal information? I understand that it's important not to put any personal information into the Zurisack so they can't hunt you down and fine you if you put something recyclable in there. But what do you do with envelopes with your name and address on them, and receipts with credit card numbers/maestro account numbers? If we shredded this stuff, where would we then dispose of it?
get a shredder. Then sadly you will put it in the bin.

if you're creative, use a paper bag to put the shredded paper into and then leave this for collection?
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Old 07.02.2008, 11:08
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Re: Waste Side Story [recycling collection]

Garbage bag... Or if you happen to own a private bank, there are some businesses who dispose of the shredded paper securely for a fee.
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I understand that it's important not to put any personal information into the Zurisack so they can't hunt you down and fine you if you put something recyclable in there.
I didn't know that they fined people for putting recyclable stuff in the Zürisack. I'm pretty sure they won't do that as long as it's "less polluting" stuff such as paper/carton -- in that case one is simply getting less value for the money paid for the waste bag. They might possibly fine people if they discover that they're throwing "more seriously polluting" stuff, e.g. containing mercury. In which case I hope that the fine is high.

Please tell me that I misunderstood you, i.e. that you didn't ask the question for the reason quoted above, and I'll be more than happy to take away the groan.
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Old 07.02.2008, 12:07
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I didn't know that they fined people for putting recyclable stuff in the Zürisack. I'm pretty sure they won't do that as long as it's "less polluting" stuff such as paper/carton -- in that case one is simply getting less value for the money paid for the waste bag. They might possibly fine people if they discover that they're throwing "more seriously polluting" stuff, e.g. containing mercury. In which case I hope that the fine is high.
You're right on this one. The police only opens illegally disposed bags.
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