re-use B4 recycle?!? : LUSENET : UK Environment : One Thread

when at our local recycling centre there was a bin full of books, one was an encyclopedia so I went to take it so my kids could use it to help their school work. Result, one of the staff at the recycling centre gave me a bol****ing and accused me of theft. When I explained, he said that I was robbing from the council and I couldn't take it 'cos it MUST be pulped. Am I the only one who experiences this sort of stupidity?


-- Martin "Binz" Chapman (, February 09, 2001


That's plain silly. Recycling *unwanted* paper makes sense, but if there's a book that someone could use, I think it is a far better idea to pull it out of the recycling bin than let it go to waste.

-- Giles Turnbull (, February 15, 2001.

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