Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday...

...was spent partly in a general tidying-up at Bogle Towers. Rushed to charity shop with some clothes. Noticed a vast bulging orange bag outside. Team at the shop - whom I know well, having offloaded many books etc there - v. friendly as always. "What do I do with all these old wire coat-hangers?" Sigh "Add them to the hundreds of others in that orange sack..." WHY isn't there a recycling-system for all this metal? You can't take the wretched things back to the dry-cleaners. Why not? I just bet there's some "Elf-n-saeftee" reason. The way to tackle our disgusting problems of junk and litter is to offer commercial incentives to the public for getting rid of the stuff: a modest (5p?) for each coathanger returned to a dry-cleaner, ditto (but, say, 30p or 50p) any glass bottle returned to a supermarket, would be a start...

1 comment:

JoannaB said...

Some children might find that a good idea to collect a bit of pocket money - as long as they weren't emptying their mother's wardrobes of coat hangers to get it! Personally I don't like metal coat hangers and get rid of them as soon as; what about like the plastic bags - if we take our own coat hanger to the cleaners and get a discount for them to use ours and return same to us!