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Post by polgara on 3rd June 2012, 11:05 am

Underground, Overground, Wombling Free,
The Wombles of Wimbledon Common are we.
Making good use of the things that we find,
Things that the everyday folks leave behind.

We're so incredibly, utterly devious
Making the most of everything.
Even bottles and tins.
Pick up the pieces and make them into something new,
Is what we do!"

The lyrics from the first & last verse of "The Wombling Song"

Thought I would try this again.

If your silver is tarnished, line a pan with foil, fill with water & add 2 teaspoons of salt. Drop the silver into the pan & leave for 2-3 mins, rinse off & dry.


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Post by Dandelion on 3rd June 2012, 1:49 pm

Aluminium foil can be recycled (there are sometimes bins to collect it at supermarkets and local authority recycling centres if you can't include it in your kerbside recycling.) So its most obvious use - wrapping food for the fridge or a packed lunch - is worth mentioning IMO because it's much greener than using clingfilm. (It has to be clean to be recycled though.)

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Post by Jaded Green on 3rd June 2012, 7:03 pm

I get very fed up with the collection of clean milk bottle tops in the drying rack... or scattered across the draining board. Very Happy
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Post by polgara on 3rd June 2012, 8:45 pm

You still get foil caps on the milk? They make nice bell decorations for the christmas tree.

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Post by flute on 3rd June 2012, 9:15 pm

Covering star shapes!!! Make them all shiny and silver. They'll make pretty decorations. Very Happy

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Post by polgara on 4th June 2012, 9:30 am

Crumple up a handfull of foil & use it to scrub pots & pans if you run out of scrubbing pads.

Tape heavy duty foil to a piece of cardboard, shiny side out, & drop behind the radiator tor reflect the heat.

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Post by Dandelion on 4th June 2012, 11:10 am

Carying on from Pol's hint, cover an A4 piece of thick card with a layer of foil and use behind seedlings on the windowsill to reflect light and stop them getting leggy.

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Post by polgara on 4th June 2012, 4:21 pm

The scraps leftover, folded into a pad, snip it with scissors, result sharp sciscors.


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Post by Chilli-head on 4th June 2012, 10:11 pm

Taking the reflector idea a bit further -build a Solar Cooker

If anyone tries this, let me know how you get on !
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Post by polgara on 6th June 2012, 3:15 pm

Wrap matches in foil to keep them dry if you are going camping.

If you need to leave a paint brush for a while, wrap the bristles tightly in foil, also good to line the roller tray.

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