How can I “reuse” fresh eggs that we can’t eat?

September 4, 2012 by  
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(Hi! Sorry to regular readers for the stupidly long break in posting – I’ve been reading all the comments as usual as they come in, just not posting any new content myself due to a combination of busy-ness, illness and laziness. I’m hoping to get back to regular scheduled blogging again now though!) This question is a bit like the one I posted six years ago (!!) about ways to use up no longer fresh eggs but this one is a little different. We’ve got our own chickens now so always have super-fresh eggs – but sometimes, like this last weekend, I have to give them medication or treat their coup with things that mean we shouldn’t eat their eggs for a few days. The eggs look perfectly fine but there is a risk of contamination so we can’t eat them. I can’t bring myself to just throw them in the compost though – or even throw them at my boyfriend when he’s not paying attention… 😉 I know egg yolks can be used as a hair conditioner or for a face mask – does anyone have any favourite recipes/techniques? I’ve also heard some people using them as a fertiliser boost for plants – do any plants particularly benefit from an eggy treat (especially at this time of year), or is there any that definitely shouldn’t have it? Any other suggestions? And finally, less on topic but critically important, did you all have a good summer? (Or good winter, if you’re on the southern side of things?)

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How can I “reuse” fresh eggs that we can’t eat?

September 4, 2012 by  
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(Hi! Sorry to regular readers for the stupidly long break in posting – I’ve been reading all the comments as usual as they come in, just not posting any new content myself due to a combination of busy-ness, illness and laziness. I’m hoping to get back to regular scheduled blogging again now though!) This question is a bit like the one I posted six years ago (!!) about ways to use up no longer fresh eggs but this one is a little different. We’ve got our own chickens now so always have super-fresh eggs – but sometimes, like this last weekend, I have to give them medication or treat their coup with things that mean we shouldn’t eat their eggs for a few days. The eggs look perfectly fine but there is a risk of contamination so we can’t eat them. I can’t bring myself to just throw them in the compost though – or even throw them at my boyfriend when he’s not paying attention… 😉 I know egg yolks can be used as a hair conditioner or for a face mask – does anyone have any favourite recipes/techniques? I’ve also heard some people using them as a fertiliser boost for plants – do any plants particularly benefit from an eggy treat (especially at this time of year), or is there any that definitely shouldn’t have it? Any other suggestions? And finally, less on topic but critically important, did you all have a good summer? (Or good winter, if you’re on the southern side of things?)

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How can I reuse or recycle toilet seats?

April 30, 2012 by  
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Apologies for the break in blogging – I’ve been super busy with other things over the last month. And in my absence, Recycle This had its sixth birthday! Happy Birthday website! 😀 Anyway, moving on: we’ve had an email from Stephanie about toilet seats: I just came into about 25 toilet seat all different colors (red, yellow, green, blue….) I know they can be reused but I’m stuck. I thought the game horse shoes but they don’t have the open front, I was even suggested picture frames! Please help. An unusual thing to suddenly acquire but they would make very fun (ok, silly) picture frames in a bathroom. I’ve got half an idea in my mind about using them to hold open rubbish bags or laundry bags – I can’t quite formulate it into an actual reuse — after a few weeks of not posting, I’m clearly out of practise at coming up with ideas so I’ll had it over to you guys. What would you do with some unwanted toilet seats? Do you know anywhere that would take them to reuse for intended purpose? Or can you think of any fun or practical reuse or recycling suggestions? I’m presuming, because they’re different colours, that they’re plastic but do feel free to make suggestions for wooden ones too in case anyone has those to use up instead.

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Reduce This: How can I revamp an old kitchen so I don’t need to buy a new one?

February 10, 2012 by  
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Yesterday, I posted a question from James, asking for ways to reuse or recycle a whole kitchen , because he’s getting a new one. Thanks to everyone that has commented about that! At the bottom, I mentioned reducing is the most important part of the recycling triangle. James already seems quite set on getting a new kitchen but other people approaching a similar “new kitchen?” position may want to revamp what’s there rather than starting again. By “other people”, I mean me 😉 Our kitchen is also 15+ years old, is looking rather tired (especially as half the kitchen has one cupboard design, the other half a different one) and the far end is generally pretty dark (as is obvious in the picture!). We did a few things to freshen it up when we moved here two and a half years ago such as repainting the walls a more neutral shade and replacing the very scuffed, dark green hob & sink with lighter alternatives (thanks eBay for second-hand bargains for both!). More recently (as this week – it’s still drying), we’ve had the nasty grease-attracting spiky artex ceiling reskimmed so once painted, that’ll look fresher and as well as redecorating again, we’re going to add some tiled splashbacks (since there aren’t any at the moment – mucky walls a go go!). We’re hoping to find a replacement for the badly fitted dark vinyl flooring too and improve the lighting somewhat. Will it be as nice as a new kitchen? No — but it’ll hopefully be good enough and more practical so we won’t need to decorate again for a good while (I hate decorating). I don’t think I have the skill or space to do an adequate job of repainting the cupboards (which would make the mismatched doors more uniform) but I’m hoping everything else will freshen it up enough. Have you revamped an old kitchen to save replacing it? Do you have any tips or suggestions? Did you include any reclaimed, recycled or upcycled elements in your “new” kitchen? I’d love to hear your stories for inspiration!

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Buy Your Own Lady Gaga Meat Dress for $100,000 (Video)

October 28, 2010 by  
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Image: Screenshot, Daily News It was bound to happen, I suppose. Lady Gaga’s infamous VMA dress–yes, the one comprised entirely of cuts of raw meat–aroused just enough outrage, intrigue, and general consternation that someone decided to copy it and sell it to the lucky public. For $100,000

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Can Animals Foresee Natural Disasters?

February 27, 2010 by  
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Earthquakes, like the one that struck today in Chile –which, at the time of this writing, is believed to have claimed 147 lives–are all the more devastating for their unpredictable nature. While geologists have resources available to indicate a probability of when a quake will strike, such as measurin… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Texas Really Does Get Coal In Its Stocking

December 28, 2009 by  
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Photo via Flickr It’s almost 2010 and the question for all is will this be the year that the US puts a price on carbon? I sure hope so because we need a serious price to provide the right disincentives to producers of new coal plants, like the one that just opened in Texas . Yes, the Longhorn state, a national leader in renewable energy production, especially from wind power, has welcomed a new carbon belching..

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Flying Asian Carp, If You Can’t Fight ‘Em Eat ‘Em

December 28, 2009 by  
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“Illinois River silver carp jump after being disturbed by boats earlier this month.” Image credit: HoumaToday Mid-Westerners are so desperate to halt a threatened Great Lakes invasion by the aggressive and ecologically destructive Asian Carp, a.k.a. the ‘flying’or ‘silver’ carp, that the US State of Michigan is suing Illinois, pushing for permanent navigation lock closure; and, a downtown Chicago segment of the Illinois River was recently poisoned with rotenone, killing all gill breathers, so as to prevent the flying carp’s passage i…

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The New Yorker on Designing a Stove to Save Millions

December 28, 2009 by  
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Image: Adrian Tomine Clean stoves have hit the big time, or at least attracted the attention of the EPA, World Health Organization, United Nations, and Oakridge National Laboratory, all of whom have taken an interest in cheap, hi-tech stoves and their potential to save lives and stabilize the climate. The latest “World Changers” issue of the The New Yorker carries a great (and quite long) article by Burkhard Bilger called “Hearth Surgery,” which paints a thorough state-of-the-union on clean stove technology and the lead..

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Do Vertical Farms Make Sense?

November 4, 2009 by  
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SoA Architects- the future of farming? Philip Proefrock and TreeHugger emeritus Hank Green are no fun at a party, if it is a party like the one designers and bloggers like us have been having on the subject of vertical farms for the last five years. From Mike’s first post in 2005 (showing SoA Architectes iconic tower) to Romses Architects

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