Using recycled, waste products for gardening

One of the easiest and most cost effective way of reducing the gardening expenses is by using kitchen waste and plastic waste for gardening. High quality mud is very expensive at Rs 60 per kg , so if kitchen waste is used for soil in the garden, it can be a cheaper and more cost effective alternative. In goa, there are plenty of earthworms who will eat the kitchen waste and convert it into manure which can be used for soil.

Also if there any plants and trees, the leaves should not be discarded or thrown out to be collected by CCP staff or local municipal authorities, they can be used for making manure and soil for growing the plants.

Many of the problems in goa are due to the misuse of resources, a lot of tax payer money is wasted to harass, defame, cheat, exploit and frame harmless indian citizens, instead of utilizing them for productive activity like recycling waste

Wanted waste plastic buckets, mugs

Waste plastic mugs and buckets wanted for gardening purposes, to be used as pots.
Especially interested in mugs and buckets with small holes, due to which water is leaking from the buckets, mugs and are not suitable for storing water or other liquid.
Manufacturers, dealers, distributors of plastic buckets, bottles and other containers can also contact for getting a good rate for disposing off their unwanted containers.
Please send an email to info@textads.in

Using waste to drive away pests

It is observed that rats, cats and other pests are coming to areas which are clean. especially during monsoon and dirtying those areas with their excreta . Cleaning up the excreta can be time consuming. So one of the ways to drive away the rats, cats and other pests is to litter the entrance with waste plastic, laminated sheet, metallized foil which is used for most of the food products .
Though the entrance may appear to be messy when covered with the waste, it is fairly effective in driving away the pests as they food products have a strong smell.

Those with money can afford to waste a lot

People who have limited funds will try to make the most of the little that they have. Wealthy people do not think twice before discarding expensive items because they are confident that they have enough money to purchase new items. For example in a posh housing society the cleaner woman was given a nearly new dressing table with a full length mirror.
The broke domain investor cannot even think of purchasing a new dressing table, because the domain renewal expenses are very high and funds available are very limited. Similarly the waste discarded in a posh housing society will contain many items which can be used for many months or years or can be reused in a less wealthy household. Hence if waste management was handled professionally, a lot of people can make some money.

Wealthy people discard a lot of scrap material

Usually people with less money, can purchase expensive items only occassionally and make them last for a very long time, sometimes decades. On the other hand , those with lot of money are able to discard their older items fairly often, and purchase the newest items and models. Looking at the junk from a particular household is an indication of the wealth or lack of wealth in the home. So in posh areas, many new or almost new items are discarded in the waste regularly.
For example almost new toys and furniture are often junked by people with a lot of money. In one posh residential area, in panaji, goa someone had discard a pair of brand new jeans at the entrance of the area , dumping it in the footpath along with other waste around 14 March 2017. The jeans would have cost at least Rs 500 each. In families with limited funds, old cloth is used for wiping and other purposes, it is not discarded. Only after a few weeks, some scrap collectors appear to have taken away the jeans.

Used newspapers required

Fruitseller in Panaji, Goa looking for suppliers of used newspapers for wrapping fruits
Can pay in kind in the form of fruits of an equivalent amount
Rate offered: Rs 8/kg
For address of fruit seller please send an email to info@textads.in
Second hand books required by other buyers also

Blender for making recycled paper

One of the methods for making recycled paper available online has the following steps,
tear waste paper into small pieces
using a blender a to make a slurry of the waste paper
pouring the slurry on a fine wire mesh so that all the water is drained and only recycled paper is remaining

The mixer, blender jar which will be used for making slurry cannot be used for other applications like food preparation, so the cheapest model is recommended

The cheapest mixer grinder available online is the Pigeon 550 W mixer grinder with 3 jars. It operated satisfactorily without any load, now it has to be tested with a load.

Difference in scrap newspaper prices

In panaji itself there is a lot of variation in the prices of newspapers which are sold as raddhi. Most of the scrap dealers who go from door to door are offering a lower rate for newspapers usually Rs 7 per kg.
However a scrap dealer is circulating a flyer offering Rs 9 per kg for newspapers. he is also promising to weigh the newspapers accurately using a digital weighing scale.
In larger metro cities like Mumbai, the cost of the paper depends on the language of the paper , with raddhi walas offering a better price for english newspaper as the quality of the newsprint is usually higher compared to hindi,marathi newspapers, as the english newspaper readers are more well off. In mumbai, the newspapers are sent to factories in Vapi and elsewhere for recycling so the raddhi walas are fairly aggressive.
It is not known where the raddhi walas of goa are selling the newspapers, they are often used for wrapping fruits, vegetables and other stuff.