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    <p>I'm wanting to buy a few glass straws.  Have you bought any or seen any that you could recommend?  What can I expect to pay for them?  Thanks!</p>
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    <p>I'm wondering what other people use <strong>and</strong> really like.  I've used "Lunapads" for years, and am needing to replace the original ones I got.  I'm glad not to use disposables, but I've never really loved the reusables I have.  Priorities are... cost (most are so darn expensive...
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    <p>DD is hard on her clothes, and then tend to end up stained or have holes by the time she outgrows them since we buy mostly used already. I've been sticking them in a bag {the "rag bag" } for a while, but I'd like to re-use them into something else. Most are knits - t-shirts, dresses, knit...
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    <p>I have a tiny baby shirt (size newborn pre-shrunken :) ) and  size newborn knitted stocking pants. Badly felted, much to small for a newborn, and really stiff. Any ideas what to do with it?</p>
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    <p>We visit a farmer's market every Sunday, and there is a stand there that makes really, really yummy pizza in a brick oven.  They don't provide takeaway boxes, everyone just eats there at the market.  This would be fine, but I try to get there as soon as they open because some of my favorite...
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    <p>Hello, MDC friends...</p> <p> </p> <p>My children are grown.</p> <p> </p> <p>I have passed baby, children, and adolescent things on to others as my need for these things passed.</p> <p> </p> <p>I have a girly desk and nightstand that I would like to pass to my brother's daughter.  It is in...
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    <p>I guess this is the best place to post this?)</p> <p> </p> <p>I recently learned about mommy cloth, and my first response was not <em>eww</em>, but <em>hummm I'll have to look into that more.</em> Well tonight I have been...just when I decided this is for me it hit me next time I need...
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    <p>So I've read conflicting things on whether or not diaper wipes are compostable. I have a bunch of Earth's Best, Babyganics, Seventh Gen. from my shower. I'm doing cloth diapers but not cloth wipes.</p> <p> </p> <p>A few packs of non natural wipes that I received say that they are flushable...
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    <p>I don't have a dishwasher and I go back and forth. I've read/heard that dishwashing is more environmentally friendly, but then again, you'd think hand-washing would be?  What do you think? </p>
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    <p>DH and I cleared out a bunch of clothes yesterday, some of which are still wearable, we just don't wear them anymore.</p> <p>I am torn about reusing them into something else vs. donating them. We are preparing for the arrival of baby #1 in September and the two things we are most concerned...
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    Guess if I didn't hear anything by yesterday, it wasn't me. But I'd love to know if it was someone I voted for. Congrats to whoever you may be :-)
  12. Reuse & Recycle
    <p>with jeans that you can't wear anymore? Almost *all* of my jeans have holes on the inner thighs that make them unwearable. I hate to just throw them away, it's such a waste, but I don't know what else to do with them. For a second I thought about rags, but denim wouldn't work for cleaning. I...
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    <p>I bought a bread machine from breadman.com and the second time I used it, the paddle scratched the living crap out fo the pan.  Like down to the metal.  This is the only teflon I have in my entire kitchen, but I'm not about to use the pan again, so I called Breadman and asked for a new pan...
  14. Reuse & Recycle
    I was looking at my stack of recycling and pondering if I could reuse any of it, and it occurred to me that I do way more recycling than reusing. I have reduced a fair amount, but still seen to recycle the most. What is your family doing?
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    <p>One of my goals for the upcoming year is to make it easier to handle our waste and recycling. I'm wondering if anyone could share photos or ideas of how you keep your compost, recycling, or the things you want to keep for "reuse" organized. I have gotten really lazy about this and even...
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    <p>DF and I currently are sleeping on either the couches, or the floor, as we don't have a bed. We are going to try and save up money for a bed (or at least just a real mattress on the floor, as I'm pregnant and we will co-sleep), but not sure we will have it saved up before baby gets here...
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    <p>I am posting this here to let people know that Terracycle is now accepting cigarette packaging and "butts" for recycling into plastic pallets and other items. I had NO clue until a couple days ago that cigarettes were able to be recycled, so when I found out, I thought I'd share.</p>...
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    <p>I have a few very tired - read flat and stained- down pillows that I don't know what to do with.</p> <p>I don't think I want to make new pillows for sleeping upon - some of them have unidentifiable stains on their covers - would worry that the substance on their surfaces soaked through - or...
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    <p>I take my own cloth bags to the grocery store, but I still use the plastic produce bags.  I hate using all these bags, especially since they're so thin, I can't really reuse them for anything else.  I've been thinking about making some cloth ones out of thin muslin, or similar material, but...
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    <p>I finally decided to check out the <a href="http://www.terracycle.com" target="_blank">TerraCycle</a> website, but I must admit I don't quite get how it works. Can anyone help explain it to my feeble mind?? <span id="user_yui_3_5_1_1_1346340179307_2029"><img alt="nut.gif"...
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