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to think this is stupid and counter-productive of the council?

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LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 02-Oct-12 12:58:51

Has anyone else had this?

I live in a building where we have big recycling bins in the basement. So obviously, it is very convenient for us to recycle because it's right there in the building! I've just had a bloke from the council turn up with - get this - a large, tough, plastic carrier bag (WTF?) which he claims is the council's 'free gift' for us to use to collect our recycling prior to, erm, walking downstairs to the bins with it.


I get that they must be worried some people don't recycle, but honestly, how is giving them a bag for life going to help if they already can't be arsed to walk down a flight of stairs?!

RightBuggerforGOLD Tue 02-Oct-12 14:52:18

Seems like a reasonable thing to provide. Why is that couterproductive? Did you get it and say 'i shall not recycle anymore'? Yabu.

azazello Tue 02-Oct-12 14:54:30

It is probably going to people other than you. Are you in a University town? Possibly in a student area? If so, I'd guess that is the Council's target market!

Firawla Tue 02-Oct-12 14:55:24

It makes it easier to carry the recycling, how can you go with it just in your arms??? so makes a lot of sense surely

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 02-Oct-12 14:59:30

I thought it was counterproductive because a strong plastic bag is not going to last very long, is it?! If I filled it with bottles and cans the straps would snap within a few months.

It is a university town and student area, but all the other houses around here have green recycling boxes and they're not replacing those. Or offering them to us. Just the bag.

I do get that having a bag to carry stuff would make it easier (we just us a box). But I very much doubt handing them out will encourage people who've not already worked out how to put recycling in a bag of their own, to do it.

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 02-Oct-12 15:04:54

Oh, and the best bit is, we can recycle virtually anything ... but not plastic bags. Those I'd need to go to the out-of-town supermarket to do. hmm

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