Huh, low techie here. I have black plastic office garbage bins. Each one has the city recycling sticker on the outside. The outside and inside I took a silver marker and wrote "paper" "plastic" etc. and the recycling arrows. With our household (5 adults plus visitors for the homebased business) we produce more than those bins can hold in two weeks (how often the city picks up) and so I am looking at the gaiam ones as backup to maybe put on hooks on the wall in the back stairwell. We've got a tiny kitchen for our situation so something I could hang up higher and maybe catch the extra cans and plastic would work.
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|8/26/09 9:41 PM|
Any and all books by Art Ludwig. You can learn so much from him including water storage stuff that is low cost if you're looking to collect from your roof etc. Highly recommended. He's also a good source on the legal status of greywater in your neck of the woods.
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|8/26/09 9:35 PM|
First for hanging items on a wall you place what is often called a "deadman" in the wall. These are blocks of wood placed where you would want to have something to drill into. They are placed in slightly from the inner plaster. Secondly, you might want to explore something called "cob" which has passed some amazing shake table tests. These are what engineers and code types use to determine whether or not a building material or design would "hold up" in an earthquake.
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|4/15/09 10:40 PM|
Shared bar soap "icks" you out? Really, do you wear gloves everywhere too? I am continually surprised at the level of fear of germs, bacteria and other living organisms exhibited by western society.
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|3/23/09 9:15 PM|