Reuse of dumped construction materials etc.

Forum for general discussion of Peak Oil / Oil depletion; also covering related subjects

Moderator: Peak Moderation

User avatar
adam2
Site Admin
Posts: 8798
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:49 pm
Location: North Somerset

Re: Reuse of dumped construction materials etc.

Post by adam2 »

More tree planting needed, for construction timber, and with the waste or rejected material used as fuel.
This wont help in the near term, but should be a long term plan.
Even public parks could have more trees planted, with a long term aim of cutting say 1% a year for timber.
"Installers and owners of emergency diesels must assume that they will have to run for a week or more"
kenneal - lagger
Site Admin
Posts: 13033
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:35 am
Location: Newbury, Berkshire
Contact:

Re: Reuse of dumped construction materials etc.

Post by kenneal - lagger »

The problem is that most British grown timber is lower quality than slow grown Baltic timber.
Action is the antidote to despair - Joan Baez
User avatar
Catweazle
Posts: 2929
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:04 pm
Location: Petite Bourgeois, over the hills

Re: Reuse of dumped construction materials etc.

Post by Catweazle »

kenneal - lagger wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:44 pm The problem is that most British grown timber is lower quality than slow grown Baltic timber.
It's becoming increasingly difficult to find wood with tight growth rings that make the best musical instruments, climate change has changed the trees.
kenneal - lagger
Site Admin
Posts: 13033
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:35 am
Location: Newbury, Berkshire
Contact:

Re: Reuse of dumped construction materials etc.

Post by kenneal - lagger »

They'll have to go higher up the mountains and further north to get suitable wood until eventually they'll reach the north pole. Maybe by then they will find a source in Antartica!
Action is the antidote to despair - Joan Baez
User avatar
emordnilap
Posts: 14674
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:36 pm
Location: here

Re: Reuse of dumped construction materials etc.

Post by emordnilap »

I wonder if such prices increases find a reflection in official inflation stats. No need to answer that.
I experience pleasure and pains, and pursue goals in service of them, so I cannot reasonably deny the right of other sentient agents to do the same - Steven Pinker
User avatar
adam2
Site Admin
Posts: 8798
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:49 pm
Location: North Somerset

Re: Reuse of dumped construction materials etc.

Post by adam2 »

Elsewhere on these forums, I referred to friends who moved to Jaywick in Essex, a deprived area. They observe that almost nothing potentially useful is ever dumped in or near Jaywick. They investigated a few fly tipping sites but found mainly "dog turds, asbestos, rotten food, and soiled mattresses"

What a contrast to London ! When working in London they find all manner of useful materials and items dumped. Recent finds have included a selection of furniture, two washing machines, a dozen wall lights, and a load of roofing bitumen.
Previous finds included building timber, paint and Dexion.

The oddest find was a realistic full sized plastic pig. Every home needs one !
"Installers and owners of emergency diesels must assume that they will have to run for a week or more"
kenneal - lagger
Site Admin
Posts: 13033
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:35 am
Location: Newbury, Berkshire
Contact:

Re: Reuse of dumped construction materials etc.

Post by kenneal - lagger »

All the poorer people have moved out of London to places like Jaywick so there nothing is thrown away that might have a value. Rich Londoners are still wedded to the throwaway culture: if you get bored with something after a few months or your friends get similar so you have to get one up on them again simply throw it out and buy something else instead. There still seem to be quite a few people with more money than sense.
Action is the antidote to despair - Joan Baez
User avatar
adam2
Site Admin
Posts: 8798
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:49 pm
Location: North Somerset

Re: Reuse of dumped construction materials etc.

Post by adam2 »

One neighbour "had" to replace ALL the bedding on children's beds because the colours had faded ! I pointed out the merits of plain white which always matches. Also suggested that white 100% cotton was more comfortable than printed poly-anything.

At least the old bedding was laundered and donated to the needy via a local food bank.
"Installers and owners of emergency diesels must assume that they will have to run for a week or more"
kenneal - lagger
Site Admin
Posts: 13033
Joined: Wed Sep 20, 2006 2:35 am
Location: Newbury, Berkshire
Contact:

Re: Reuse of dumped construction materials etc.

Post by kenneal - lagger »

One of our pillowcases is very thin on one side now. The solution? Use the other side up!
Action is the antidote to despair - Joan Baez
Post Reply