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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    Good on you having an old car. What is not realised by many people is that the manufacturing of a new car uses more energy and creates more pollution than does the fuel consumption in the life of the car.
    Cars seem to last a lot longer these days. Back in the 70s, you'd be lucky if a car didn't rust to bits in 5 years, and reliability was shocking.

    The only problem with the latest models is they are crammed with so much more stuff to go wrong. On some cars, there seems to be a sensor for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stonehenge View Post
    Cars seem to last a lot longer these days. Back in the 70s, you'd be lucky if a car didn't rust to bits in 5 years, and reliability was shocking.

    The only problem with the latest models is they are crammed with so much more stuff to go wrong. On some cars, there seems to be a sensor for everything.
    Rust used to kill cars, now the electronics does it instead.

    There's a limit to the number of £600 black boxes you can afford to replace.

    Especially since the testing apparatus is driven by know nothing monkeys and costs £100+ just to get it connected whether or not it actually reveals what the fault might be.
    When the fun stops, STOP.

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    My 12-year old Audi indicates faults where there aren't any. It's forever coming up with a taillight bulb warning.

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    I recycle most recyclable stuff so long as it's easy to clean otherwise it's in the bin.

    Also I don't bother with the food bin. They are definitely not vermin proof. Mine could have walked down the garden path on it's own last summer

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    Meh, I don't think it should be up to individual people to take actions to "save the planet", because it is inherently unfair given that some people will do more than others. Instead, governments should facilitate the resolution of the problem by taxing non-green stuff more highly than green stuff, and let the free market do the rest.

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    F**k all.
    ***** the planet, - and all the people who infest it.
    *****'em all

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    There's a limit to the number of £600 black boxes you can afford to replace.
    Not if you're cut out to be a real contractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    I don't commute.

    soon we will be 'agile working' = coding in my pants 2 days a week!


    Nice old car driving less miles so I am an eco warrior not a tight fisted old tart

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...e-ecofriendly/

    A 2004 analysis by Toyota found that as much as 28 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions generated during the lifecycle of a typical gasoline-powered car can occur during its manufacture and its transportation to the dealer; the remaining emissions occur during driving once its new owner takes possession. An earlier study by Seikei University in Japan put the pre-purchase number at 12 percent.
    Is This the Most Eco-Friendly Car Innovation Since the Hybrid? | TreeHugger

    According to Sabertec, which developed Blade, the gadget can reduce vehicle air pollution up to 57 percent and greenhouse gases up to 34 percent while increasing fuel economy up to five miles per gallon in lab testing. Here's the direct quote: "If every car and light truck in American had a Blade, drivers would save over $42 billion per year, and the nation's total greenhouse gas reduction would be equivalent to removing roughly 50 million cars from the road."

    goodness knows why the UK government doesn't encourage such stuff. ELV subsidising such a device would save tons of pollution.

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    Most building work is done with reclaimed materials.

    Led lights everywhere, 10% of the energy and instant on without mercury.I like them.

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