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Letters: Recycling Heaven

Published by on Sunday, 20 September 2009No Comment

I just wanted to write to express my irritation about the amount of negativity towards fly-tipping often expressed by your readers, by these people who have nothing better to get upset about than communal bins (lucky them!).
Let me inform these people that half the furniture in my house and my girlfriend’s house was obtained from other people’s fly-tipping – it’s called recycling, and for people on low incomes, of which there are many in Brighton, it’s often the only way to obtain furniture. Not only furniture but kitchen utensils and often electrical equipment too. Would these people rather we bought everything new – as if we could afford it – therefore using up yet more natural resources and creating more junk to be dumped? Would they rather all this went to landfill?

What to them may be an ‘unsightly’ bookcase in the street is to many people the only means of obtaining such an item. In any case, where I live at least, any item dumped next to a communal bin is gone within hours, such is the need for re-using items.

I urge these people in future to think before they write. 

Simon Davies

Oriental Place

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