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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.

confused

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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