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  • Louise
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    That's interesting - but I agree about not having space for large rolls........

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  • Morvah
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    Transpack ( transpack.co.uk) have recyclable plastic tubing.
    They sell it by the roll so you have to buy a lot of it, perhaps making it impractical for small businesses. Depending upon where you live it may not be recyclable at the curb side, but can be recycled with carrier bags at larger supermarket recycling points.
    I’m looking for something sold by the metre as I can neither store nor carry large rolls.

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  • Louise
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    Still no sign of recyclable tube wrapping....but I received some Christmas shopping in a compostable mailer today. Made from plant materials, breaks down in compost in 6 months.

    www.noissue.co.uk if anyone's interested

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  • Louise
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    Thanks Liz

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  • Liz Gregg
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    Streets are offering recyclable polythene tubing in a range of sizes- it's their monthly special offer for August.
    Best wishes
    Liz

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  • Christine Martin
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    I have also been wondering what to do. I don't tend to re-use the plastic very much other than to make some of it into ties for dressing the curtains. I really like the idea of the adjustable bags, even if you couldn't use them for every job it would be a good start.
    Kind Regards
    Christine

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  • Louise
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    Oh, that's interesting......fingers crossed we might be able to buy something similar soon

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  • Morvah
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  • kls
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    I have also been wondering what to do going forward. I like the idea of bags or wrapping made out of waterproof fabric, perhaps with velcro fixings so that the size can be adjusted without making it into an actual bag.

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  • Liz Gregg
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    Yes, the National Trust and English Heritage magazines come in compostable plastic wrap too. I suppose it depends how big they can make it- magazines are rather smaller than your average curtains!

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  • CatherineL
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    I subscribe to House & Garden and received their latest edition in a compostable wrapper. Wonder where they source it from? If it's tough enough to survive the mail system, maybe something similar would work for curtains and blinds.

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  • DianaM
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    I think I've heard of people making big bags with zips out of waterproof fabric - but they only work if you do your own deliveries and hanging so can take them away again.

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  • Melcurtains
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    Hallis Hudson sell poly tube but only when it is on offer which can be a big saving
    Melcurtains

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  • Liz Gregg
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    I agree Catherine- I reuse my own poly tubing and the stuff that comes on rolls of fabric delivered to me, if it isn't too dirty! When i first started my business I did consider brown paper for wrapping, but it only seems to be sold in the most enormous rolls which would be impossible to handle and work does need to be protected from the rain when loading it into the car. Cornish rain is every bit as wet as Scottish rain, just a bit warmer!

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  • CatherineL
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    I'd be very interested to know if there are alternatives. I do reuse my poly tubing several times, but I'm conscious it's still going to end up in landfill.
    It would be lovely to have fabric bags but they'd have to be waterproof to protect my curtains and blinds from the Scottish rain!

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