I was walking down Dooyoo street the other day, when a lady with a tattoo tapped me on the shoulder. I turned, and say it was harmonyk. What could she want. My heart raced, was she madly in love with this humble Accountant I thought. Or did she want to look through the collection of clothes I have been donated here on Dooyoo, such things as thongs, leather skirts, short skirts, Gold suits, fluffy handcuffs, suspender belts, stilettos and thigh length boots, all Very Useful items to me. Perhaps, knowing my abilities on DIY and gardening, it was some assistance in this area that was required ? Well, she said " Seeing your challenge with misslook, I thought you might like a challenge on Binliners ?" Thinking about this, seeing the last challenge entries had gone top of their relevant sections on Dooyoo, perhaps this isn't a bad idea. I can hereby assure you that this challenge then WILL reach Numbers 1 and 2 in the binliners category because... precisely nobody here on Dooyoo has ever written about them before. Now, some people have said I've lost the plot on my ops, but they are wrong, how can you lose what you've never had ?? Also, someone gave me an NU on my op about replacing ceilings because I didn't actually say much about replacing ceilings, think he didn't really understand that I was saying not to bother, claim on your insurance !! Why am I telling you all this, well actually I'm wasting time while Dooyoo create a category !! At this point I'll introduce the main participants in the challenge, and we'll sit down and be informal, like harmonyk has the password Heather when she's not using her Dooyoo name, my password is John, and in a second I'll introduce Sue26 who's password is.... Eeerr well Sue I think. If you look up though, you'll see that misslook is still enjoying herself on my roof, and her password is Emma. Here goes then, my hhhm, hhm (sorry caught my tongue in my
cheek there, as somebody said I did on my C.V. op when they gave me an NU) very informative op about binliners. I've had to retain the services of my trusty friend Sue26 to do the shopping, her reply was "Great, I'm Sue26 and I don't do cooking but I love shopping for bargains?. Later on I'll tell you precisely what she bought, but firstly I'll explain the uses I may recommend binliners for. 1. Lining bins. Now, whatever type of bin you have, whether it's a pedal bin, a swing bin, a dustbin or a wheelie bin, the ideal liner for a bin is a binliner. Using a binliner does save you a lot of work when it comes to removing said binliner and contents from the bin for transfer to it's next destination because it's a good container and it saves you washing the bin every time. Is that clear ?? 2. Leahslad's suggestion. Leahslad suggested he could add binliners to his condom series. I looked at him !! 3. What other people would like me to do here on Dooyoo. If you cut a hole in the bottom and two slightly smaller holes just to the left and right, you could in fact turn a binliner into a nice party or clubbing dress. However, I fear that if it was me, Joanna Hudson would immediately take photos of me, and send them to The Sun and The Sport, so I'll not try that one. 4. missbrowneyedgirl's use. Missbrowneyedgirl has family and acquaintances who have very long names, so if she wrote them down she could store them in a binliner, the manufacturers wouldn't sell many this way, but who cares ?? 5. Holiday use. If you go on holiday by car, you could pack all of your luggage in binliners, this way you could get more luggage into the car, and save money on buying cases. You can get binliners in different colours, so it would look pretty as well. 6. Temporary car windows. If your car window gets smashed you could cover up the hole with a binliner.
I wouldn't recommend smashing a window just to try this, and binliners do make a noise when you are driving. 7. Picnics. When you next have a picnic at Stonehenge, you could all sit on binliners, and in fact use a binliner as a makeshift tablecloth. 8. Black flag for motor racing. Well, most binliners are black, and when it rains they would not get wet. The chief marshal may look a bit of a pansy waving a binliner though ! 9. Airport use If you cut the end completely off, a use could be found as a windsock. 10. Current situation. There is a person out there with bin in his name, nuff said by me. 11. The Dooyoo version. Well, I was going to stop at No.10, but I?ve just looked at the masses and masses of box-loads of printer paper I've used since being on here, from printing out ops to printing off my profile pages to keep track of who has read my ops, and I think a binliner could be a way of storing all this. Sue26 has just returned, so let's see what sees got. Her words are "Dooyoo have only got two categories, so I only had the money to go to Lidl." Opening her shopping bag, she managed to acquire 20 binliners for 99p. They are Lidl's own make of course, and are of a suitable size to fit your bin. Lidl is of course an excellent place for reasonable priced shopping, and there binliners are very good value. Before I close this very detailed op on binliners, I would ask you to visit harmonyk's Profile page, because without her encouragement this op would not have bin possible. I'll leave you with a little story to finish with, which you may have heard before. I have a dustman who speaks with a foreign accent which I find difficult to understand. He came round my house the other day and said "Where's ya bin ??". Politely I said "I haven't been anywhere ". Again he said "No mate, where's ya wheelie bin?".
I said "I've already told you, and I'm not telling you again, I've really been nowhere, why who is asking?". Well, what did you expect from a binliner op ??
BINLINERS – What a load of rubbish! A Dream For a Cleaner Future Bin liners are 20th & 21st century man’s answer to unsightly rubbish being strewn all over the landfill sites of the world. The idea may have been to provide black mountain landscapes for our children’s children to gaze upon in years to come. Sports such as mountaineering and abseiling could be performed on their slippery slopes. As we now know, the inferior varieties of bags have made this idyllic picture of our future an impossible dream. Horror of horror, bags split, cats, dogs, foxes and the odd tramp break into (or sometimes out of) the bags with ease in the hope of finding tasty morsels. So man’s vision of a rubbish free utopia is destroyed. The Liners Bin liners come in a variety of colours including green for garden waste, clear for recyclable products, yellow, used in the medical profession for clinical waste (YUK!) and of course, black, the good all rounder that’s gets anything and everything. There are of course others…white, blue, grey (I’ve never seen red though) but I am not aware of the rules regarding their use. There are also many different strengths and sizes. From the large ‘Wheelie Bin’ to the most modest of garbage receptacle there’s a bag to fit them all. It has to be said though; it is not always easy to find the right one. I have had many an argument with a bin bag that simply is not wide enough around the top to go over the sides of my not very wide dustbin. I will be struggling, kitchen waste under my arm, to put a new bag in old dusty only to have the darn thing split where it’s not wide enough, I usually end up swearing and cursing – refusing (pardon the pun) to waste (and again) the bag and making futile attempts to stick it back together with Sellotape (yes I know – pathetic!) This brings me to strength of bags. The recycle bag
s I receive every 6 months from the New Forest District Council seem to be stronger than the black ones, which are quite thin and flimsy but do have a detachable orange strip which is for tying the bag when full. Once I have run out of the free black ones I have to purchase rolls for myself. I have discovered a source of very good quality bags from my local Lidls supermarket. The store only seems to stock the one brand of bags. They are usually around 99p for 10 bags and they are big, strong and very, very long (someone could use that for an ad.) I have found them to be the best value for money bags around. The clear recycle bags, as I have said are pretty strong, they are clearly labelled with what should or should not, be put in them for example: Newspapers, magazines, catalogues, directories Cardboard Mixed metal tins and cans Plastic bottles (washed out) Strangely enough, they do not want glass. You might think this odd but it is because they (the council) want to encourage people to take their glass to the bottle banks instead and also to reduce the risk of dangerous broken chards of glass coming into contact with the refuse engineers. In actual fact I am sure that, in the majority of cases, the glass bottles and jars are simply disposed of in the black bags. Maybe I’m wrong – I’m sure Dooyoo-ers will advise. Other Uses There are many things to do with bin liners besides chucking last night’s leftover curry in ‘em (YUK!) Of course there is the 70’s fashion statement, no self-respecting punk would have been without her roll of little black bags. So convenient too, if you spill something down your front – no problem – just remove the offending garment and replace it with another (on the other hand the punks may have preferred to decorate the bag with garbage – I don’t know, it wasn’t my scene). The bags can also be used for
impromptu seating. When out for a picnic and you realise you have forgotten the blanket to cover the damp grass – what better than a bin liner? Car-boot sellers display their wares on them, gardeners cover the soil and tender plants with ‘em, Blue Peter must surely have ‘made one earlier’ using the bags. ODE TO A BIN LINER We cannot do without them For putting rubbish in We buy all shapes and sizes Then put them in the bin They come in grey and green and black And some you see right through There’s large and small and thick and thin Each with a job to do So if you have to clear some trash There’s nothing can be finer Than putting it all in a bin Protected by a liner. Summing up Well there surely cannot be much more to be said about such rubbish. The humble bin-liner with all its uses is here in our lives for many years to come (too many years in the case of the non-biodegradable ones.) Somewhere in the far off future archaeologists (if mankind still exists) will dig up untold treasure in our landfill sites and they will marvel at the intelligence (?) that brought us the miracle of the bin liner. If you think this load of garbage has been worth reading please be gracious enough to spend a little time rating it and if there is any relevant point I have missed or you have a comment to make I would love to see them.