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    Quote Originally Posted by wendigo100
    When I lived in Germany the householders did the sorting, not the councils. We had four different coloured bins and put the waste in the appropriate one.
    Which is how we did it in New Zealand, newspapers in one bag, plastics in another and so on.

    Seems you stupid poms are incapable of doing even this

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendigo100
    When I lived in Germany the householders did the sorting, not the councils. We had four different coloured bins and put the waste in the appropriate one..
    Doesn't work like that now. Every piece of packaging that you acquire, even the non recyclable stuff, goes in the same bag. Some mug then has to sort it.

    Quote Originally Posted by wendigo100
    They also had a monthly rag-and-bone collection for large items of waste, like busted furniture, which we in England would normally take up the tip.
    This is becoming rarer, some LA's don't do it at all, some only 3/4 times a year and some by appointment (on designated days only).

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost
    Bliar & Co seem to achieved the impossible: increased spending on the NHS & fecked it up even more than it was before.
    Stunning.

    The incompetence of these gimps is beyond belief.
    You expect us to believe you're too young to remember previous Labour governments? I don't think so.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mailman
    Which is how we did it in New Zealand, newspapers in one bag, plastics in another and so on.

    Seems you stupid poms are incapable of doing even this

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    The word you are looking for is unwilling.

    You will be suprised (or perhaps not) at the number of people who say, "why should I sort my rubbish, I pay the council to do that".

    And that's with a simple system. When you get all the stupid nonsense about not putting the window from the envelope in, or (my LA) you can put plastic types 1, 3 and 4 but not the rest, is it any wonder?

    We've been using recycled materials for ages (just not collecting at the door step). Is one really expected to believe that the process that turns old newspaper into pulp, tin cans into usable ingots etc cannot cope if a small amount of plastic/metal/wood/clothing/whatever gets in the system?

    Of course it damn well can. The only (valid) reason why I shouldn't put something incorrect into my recycling bag is if it might harm/injure the person collecting/sorting it. Any other reason is just some jobsworth making up a rule that he can enforce because he needs to compensate for his small dick.

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    "why should I sort my rubbish, I pay the council to do that".
    Rule #76: No excuses. Play like a champion.

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    With all the screaming about the NHS being in danger (this from the party in control when 1-4 trained nurses cannot find a job) the cut amounts to 4% over the term of a parliament.

    Not a lot. Further bringing CT down to 25% still makes it twice what it is in Eire (at 12.5%).

    Simplification would of course make the whole thing cheaper to administer. We as contractors need to make sure that a certain tax which has seen 1260+ small businesses contest claims for an average of 2 years (some as long as 4 years) is one of those that gets abolished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim123
    The word you are looking for is unwilling.
    I think you have hit one of the problems right on the head.

    Of course there is more than just the council tax payers involved here. An equal amount of pressure should also be applied to packaging. There is no way in hell my steak from Asda requires about 1kg of plastic packaging!

    However getting the packagers to do their part would be too easy and there is probably no revenue in it for the council if they did.

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    Its getting worse because of all the poor sick people in this country. One way to make the NHS actually work is to ban all poor sick people from going to the doctors!

    Honestly its almost impossible to get an appointment with all this scum around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost
    Somewhere this morning I posted that I can remember Lord Home & Harold McMillan, so I suppose that I must remember Harold Wilson and Jim Callaghan too...

    And I remember how amazingly glad to see the back of them we were in 1970 and 1979...
    I remember the 1970 election but was too young to care, and in 1974 I was a student socialist so I knew jack sh1t.

    By 1979 I thought that it was normal to have 25% inflation, high taxes, big national debt, massive strikes, and unemployment up north. It was all I'd known since I'd started work, so although I didn't vote for Labour, I didn't feel that strongly about it at the time. With hindsight of course...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendigo100
    By 1979 I thought that it was normal to have 25% inflation,
    And as a young whippersnapper 25% inflationn was a good thing.

    You borrowed 3 year's salary today, and in 4 years time you only owed 1.

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