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Perpetual Leaf Bags

They're made of leaf bags...
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Use dead leaves to make recyclable paper leaf bags. Sell them to the city for people to leave their leaves on the curb. Charge the city to do leaf pick-up. Use dead leaves to make recyclable paper leaf bags. Sell them to the city for people to leave their leaves on the curb. Charge the city to do leaf pick-up. Use dead leaves...

Well, you get the idea...

dbsousa, Jun 03 2003

and apparently this is where *leaves* in a book come from. http://my.execpc.co...marion/mpmarion.htm
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

petal paper http://www.receptio...com/petalpaper.html
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Weeeeeeeee! http://www.halfbake...0golden_20parachute
Lateral thinking provides a solution to both problems... [silverstormer, Oct 04 2004]


       Hhmmm. Wet leaves in a paper bag,
There is something wrong with this picture. If I could just put my finger on it.

       accually the leaf bags sold where i live are of a really think paper
love2everyone, Jun 03 2003

       I almost posted something like this a few weeks back but my paper was produced using blossom (the streets were full of the stuff) but when I searched, it is quite baked to make paper out of natural odds and ends like that. I was going to call it "posh paper" and have trees in different orchards fooled into thinking they were in the spring so that there was a constant supply. great minds eh? or not!
po, Jun 03 2003

       You will need to find ever larger markets for leaf bags...
Tiger Lily, Jun 03 2003

       Well I'll be durned.   

       Leave the leaves alone. In twenty years time ,historians will refer to these present times as the second dust bowl era. All those leaf and grass clippings that formally replenished the soil's nutrients will have degraded the soil so badly, that not even weeds will grow in that 'hardpan.   

       Oh, for a while the fertilizer companys will get richer but we will all get poorer. Where do you suppose the fertilizer barons will turn to for a cheap supply of raw material. When the town dumps get loaded up with the clippings, they will charge the stupid townships a fee to take the stuff away. You and I will pay for that as well as for the bags and as well for the 'New and Improved' Fertilizer
bluto, Jun 05 2003

       That's what I always tried to explain to a former neighbo(u)r of my parents. His lawn was immaculate - like a putting green 1/4 size of a football field. He would hand-pick pine needles and mulberry leaves off his lawn before mowing twice a week. On the contrary, our yards (2 homes side by side) were mowed every 2 weeks during the height of mowing season. Maybe. The home adjacent to his has a mulberry and a pine tree. Heh. He hated us.
thumbwax, Jun 05 2003

       I say eliminate the fertilizer baron! Make these bags in a very sturdy 3 mil ply or thicker. Market them as biodegradable containers for DIY compost.
Tiger Lily, Jun 05 2003

       ...or to link two ideas together: This idea and A "real" golden parachute (linky)...

Stitch thousands of leaves together to form giant leaves, then have skyscrapers keep a regular stock. In case of emergency, strap yourelf to a giant leaf and jump off building. Natural leaf physics will waft you down to the ground in a swaying motion...you may be sick but at least you'll be alive!
silverstormer, Jun 05 2003


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