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Post 1

NPY

You gave a quote from a manager with Pret. Surely there's a way that even 3% of food wouldn't be wasted, like giving it to a homeless shelter or nursing home at the end of the day? I know there are laws that govern selling food after a certain length of time, but donating it's different surely.

And as for our own private rubbish....if you've clothes that don't fit or a chair you no longer have room for or need of, they should be sold on ebay or given to a charity shop or something. If something's perfectly sevicable, there's no need just to bin it, really?


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Post 2

Bernadette Lynn_ Home Educator

"Surely there's a way that even 3% of food wouldn't be wasted, like giving it to a homeless shelter or nursing home at the end of the day?"


The article says:

"Nicky from Pret A Manger says any leftover food from the shops is collected and delivered to over a dozen homeless shelters and hostels; providing in excess of 10,000 meals for the homeless in London weekly."


"f something's perfectly sevicable, there's no need just to bin it, really?"


The article says:

"Secondly: Take responsibility for your own rubbish. The average person in the US generates almost 1500 pounds of waste every year, but the vast majority of what we are throwing away is not just recyclable, but reusable. Repair worn or broken items you still like. Freecycle what you don't need, if you can. If not, there are plenty of tried-and-true ways to keep stuff in circulation and out of landfills - eg, by having garage sales or donating to charity shops."


I think that covers those points, don't you?


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Post 3

NPY

Ok. Think I missed that bit of the Pret quote.

But my point still stands - how many of us *really* recycle/repair/reuse/give away etc? There may be select groups of "Womble" types, but the majority still hoard or throw out or get that fuzzy feeling from recycling our glass jars. Some councils have green bins for organic/food waste, glass collections, etc. Other areas just have one bin for everything with no recycling except when you have to make the point of going to Tesco with three wine bottles. The eaasier it is to recycle etc, the more people will do it.


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