In line with guvmint directives for the public sector, my workplace is introducing yet more green initiatives. All office waste bins are being scrapped, and replaced with recycling bins.

To help staff understand the process of pre-sorting, we all had an e-mail this morning, explaining which waste goes in which bin: apparently the blue-topped bin is for “Coffee grounds, crisp bags, food scraps, fruit cores, paper food containers, pencils, pens, staplers, sweet wrappers, video cassettes, rubbers1, scissors etc”.

I’m sure that’s not how recycling is supposed to work…

1 For our forrin readers, that’s an English “rubber”, not an American one.

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