I missed this story when it first came out. Steve Bullock, the soon to be replaced, Mayor of Lewisham, has given the Royal Mail a rap across the knuckles because of dropped elastic bands.
I don’t say this often but I am 100% behind him on this issue and I am glad that he has taken it up. Elastic bands aren’t expensive but they aren’t free either, dropping them is financially wasteful, unsightly and discourteous to the local community. Clearing them up falls onto the locally funded street cleaners.
It can’t be that difficult for the posties just to pop them into their pockets and take them back to the depots for re-using. Remember, re-using is better than recycling. Get with the program posties!