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so how do I recycle 'Sol' bottles when they have a wedge of lime at the bottom?

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bettythebuilder Tue 07-Aug-07 21:54:20

so how do I recycle 'Sol' bottles when they have a wedge of lime at the bottom?

(Rather commonly, I swigged Sol out of the bottle, but I now have a 'middle class' need to recycle said bottle )

I've tried to get the lime out, but it wont budge. Should I invent a lime hook-er-outer (pat. pending) to help others in the same situation, or is there an easier way?

littlelapin Tue 07-Aug-07 21:55:17

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bettythebuilder Tue 07-Aug-07 22:04:38

That sounds fun.. I'll have a go in daylight so I can see how far the lime flies...

Mommalove Tue 07-Aug-07 22:05:02

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bettythebuilder Tue 07-Aug-07 22:05:25

<<resisting urge to make crap pun...>>

bettythebuilder Tue 07-Aug-07 22:06:37

ab'sol'utely mommalove.
I can see it branded, and sold as a 'we promote recycling' promotional tool.

littlelapin Tue 07-Aug-07 22:11:08

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BettySpaghetti Tue 07-Aug-07 22:13:33

Can I also suggest that you make this tool multi-functional so that it also hooks out damsons from a demi-john as we have some withering away from DPs damson gin making session.

I'll trial it for you if you like

bettythebuilder Tue 07-Aug-07 22:19:16

So, attractive hook type implement that 'telescopes' out to reach the bottom of a demi john.
Now what's the website for the patent office...?

WendyWeber Tue 07-Aug-07 22:21:34

fill it with water and see if the lime floats up to where you can grab it?

Or just recycle it with the lime in - how much damage could it possibly do to a vat of crushed glass?

littlelapin Tue 07-Aug-07 22:22:42

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bettythebuilder Tue 07-Aug-07 22:24:15

I tried all the grabbing techniques, to no avail.

When I used to live in Leeds we kept getting letters from the council warning that any contaminents could ruin a whole lorry load of recycing (I think they exaggerated to scare us )
I've had recycling guilt ever since

littlelapin Tue 07-Aug-07 22:26:39

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WendyWeber Tue 07-Aug-07 22:32:41

Hi, Little (sorry, been at work for hours and hours and hours and)

littlelapin Tue 07-Aug-07 22:36:04

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Mommalove Tue 07-Aug-07 22:46:12

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WendyWeber Tue 07-Aug-07 22:55:03

That's OK - you are still winning easily anyway

(I have had boards full of 1-pointers for the last 3 moves )

bettythebuilder Tue 07-Aug-07 22:56:47

I can see whole new entrepeneurial career ahead of us, mommalove.

I even try to hide the alcohol bottles under the solitary jam jar in my recycling box in case the neighbours judge

littlelapin, it was a moment of weakness prompted by the 'free lime with a four pack of sol' offer at my local sainsburys. I've realised the error of my ways, and I'm back to G&T with an easily disposed of slice of lemon.

BettySpaghetti Wed 08-Aug-07 06:47:21

Sol really reminds me of outdoor music events and festivals in the sunshine in the early 90's...wistful sigh....

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