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Given that the nearest volcanco I'm aware of is Mount Vesuveus (spelling?) in Pompeii (spelling?) I'd have to travel a long old way just to get rid of my old car battery and some half-full tins of paint...

...that as well as the fact I'd be far too tempted to dump it all in France and save myself a few gallons of petrol.
 
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Given that the nearest volcanco I'm aware of is Mount Vesuveus (spelling?) in Pompeii (spelling?) I'd have to travel a long old way just to get rid of my old car battery and some half-full tins of paint...

...that as well as the fact I'd be far too tempted to dump it all in France and save myself a few gallons of petrol.
Vulcanising France doesn't seem such a bad idea.
 
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had same thought but i guess nature prefers the slow release of gas, chemicals etc from rubbish etc via decomposition over violent, rapid expulsion of gases. gives the plant time to adjust. or give it a chance.

in a few decades we'll probably have to go back to making disposable stuff from natural fibres etc anyway. possibly. a theory. mine. i've handled plastics made from wheat oil for example...sure more work can be done. but it is energy intensive so solar power would be the way forward.
 
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Given that the nearest volcanco I'm aware of is Mount Vesuveus (spelling?) in Pompeii (spelling?) I'd have to travel a long old way just to get rid of my old car battery and some half-full tins of paint...

...that as well as the fact I'd be far too tempted to dump it all in France and save myself a few gallons of petrol.
Edinburgh Castle is built on an old volcano. Can't we just cut a hole in the floor and drop it through?
 
#12
Not trying to sound like Les Dawson or some such but...

My mother in law has got a temper like a volcano and please feel free to dump rubbish on her. in this heat she's touchier than a touchy thing.
 
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in a few decades we'll probably have to go back to making disposable stuff from natural fibres etc anyway. possibly. a theory. mine. i've handled plastics made from wheat oil for example...sure more work can be done. but it is energy intensive so solar power would be the way forward.
In a few decades globally we (humans) will still be making huge amounts of rubbish, bio-degradable, toxic or otherwise because there is money to be made by doing so. China and India don't give a shit about anything apart from making profits.

We are going to hell in a handcart and there is nothing any hippy pinko sod can do about it until it becomes unprofitable.
 
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In a few decades globally we (humans) will still be making huge amounts of rubbish, bio-degradable, toxic or otherwise because there is money to be made by doing so. China and India don't give a shit about anything apart from making profits.

We are going to hell in a handcart and there is nothing any hippy pinko sod can do about it until it becomes unprofitable.
yeah..(sniff) (spit) (kicks rubbish pile)...we'll do that then! :eek:)
i agree. that's the other possibility! most likely. also when they invent the steel which is as strong as spider silk we'll have mga city buildings for all i expect. make the shard look like a medieval cottage. just hope the lifts dont break.
 
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In a few decades globally we (humans) will still be making huge amounts of rubbish, bio-degradable, toxic or otherwise because there is money to be made by doing so. China and India don't give a shit about anything apart from making profits.

We are going to hell in a handcart and there is nothing any hippy pinko sod can do about it until it becomes unprofitable.
Forty years ago we were bemoaning the fact that all our rivers were becoming polluted. Apparently there would be no chance of fish ever living in it again. Now even salmon are returning to the Thames.

Humankind will smarten up but probably only when the true cost of not doing so becomes apparent.
 
#20
We should be burning it for power generation. 20% of the UK's energy needs could be produced from burning municipal waste. It's a no brainer. However, because this is the UK then we'll do everything in our power not to do the logical thing. We even send some of our waste to Norway so they can burn it in their power stations. You couldn't make it up, but it's true.

Trash to cash: Norway leads the way in turning waste into energy | Environment | The Guardian
 

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