Despite the greenwash, Tetrapaks are made from a three-part composite of cardboard, polyethylene plastic and aluminum foil. The cardboard fiber can be separated for reuse in paper products and, I’ve read, there are some limited uses for the resulting aluminum-polyethylene mixture. And it takes energy to separate them. A quick scan of the web today reveals that not all UK councils offer collection points for them and I have not managed to work out whether or not those that do process them locally, or ship them abroad for processing. And there’s a limit to how many home-recycled tetrapak wallets you need.
Soy beans are not native of the UK and dry beans are imported. If you can live with that, you can buy half a kilo of dry beans in a paper or plastic bag, and make several litres of tasty soy milk. It’s even more fun if you do it with your friends.
For more fun, while watching this video, play spot the yellow courgette.
If you only have time to watch one video today, and you haven’t already seen it, the one from my previous post is the one to go for.