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  • New one on me, but here it is on Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/559045-Biotrim-Biodegradable-Roundline-Stri...

  • I'd imagine this to be significantly more pricey as there'll be low demand. As there's only a few inches that end on the ground after a fair bit of use, I wonder if its worth worrying about.... You're stopping to reload at this point anyway .. you could just pick it up and stick it in your pocket.

  • PRO

    Looking around, It is not vastly more expensive (perhaps 30% more ?) and the issue is not just the last piece on the spool at the end, but all the cord that has repeatedly come off in minute pieces before you get to the end.

    We've been asked/specified to quote a low environmental impact maintannce package at a special site that has a protective wetland area.

    We are now having to submit environmental policies to some commercial clients

    Also being seen in the Fishing world to lessen injury and damage to fish & animals

    Question becomes - how does it perform in comparison ?

    References:
    http://www.oregonproducts.eu/site/BIOTRIM/en/assets/biotrim_flyer_e...

    http://www.tracmaster.co.uk/camon/brushcutters/biofil-biodegradeabl...

  • the issue is not just the last piece on the spool at the end, but all the cord that has repeatedly come off in minute pieces before you get to the end.


    .. I've never found any minute pieces... being bright orange, it would be hard to miss even with my dodgy eyesight!!!..... its only ever the piece at the end. I would have thought the line must wear down to effectively "dust" for want of a better word..... not really going to harm the environment anymore than the fumes from the strimmer lol!! I suppose it will look good on the quote though.

    ..

  • PRO

    It's got nothing to do with 'looking' good on quote. It's an environmental requirement for this situation.

    Same logic as discarded bags, fishing line, plastic lids etc. It affects wildlife and the environment due to the time take to break down and the chance of ingestion. What do you think happens to all those little bits then ?

    More and more people are considering our actions on the environment hence move to cleaner machine fuel, less polluting 2 stroke engines and Pro oils.......each little bit helps....

  • PRO

    Hey, Tracmaster - I noticed you had joined LJN and saw a comment on this subject. Just wondered if you had any more info or views on this subject ?

  • Hi there

    Tracmaster introduced a new range of BIOFIL 100% biodegradable trimmer lines earlier this year and it has proved very popular.

    http://www.tracmaster.co.uk/camon/brushcutters/biofil-biodegradeabl...

    Also, do read this article by Paul Groves, editor of LAPU on the subject, it's really interesting!

    http://read.uberflip.com/i/133160http:// (page 24)

  • PRO

    Thanks. We are due to take on this site in the new year - so that's useful background information.

  • I really like the idea BUT the price is not viable for me I buy my line on 350 mtr rolls and this would be at least twice the price probably three times as much if they supplied it in bigger rolls maybe the price could be better and more of us would use it.....

  • Whilst battling pollution is commendable, I really feel that strimmer line pollution, as Colin says, is really getting silly. The claim of 25,000,000kgs of strimmer line pollution seems hard to believe and I wonder how they came about this figure. They also give the impression that there are vast quantities of strimmer line littering places whereas in reality, this is minimal with most line being worn away from the ends..... Its very rare for me to find any line on areas that have been strimmed regularly. On one hand, they claim that the plastic doesn't degrade, remaining in its original state ..... on the other hand, they suggest that it affects wildlife/fauna however it would need to degrade for it to be absorbed by plant roots..... their claims just don't add up. Maybe we should change our synthetic shoe soles for leather to avoid the pollution there........ I expect there's many millions of Kgs of shoe sole littering the world too!!

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