I'm on blogger beta.
Doesn't look a lot different but I like the sound of "beta". Adds an air of instability and insecurity to the whole process.
Just like using anything written by Micro$oft.
This is insane:
Basically, councils want to weigh the wheelie bins when they collect the rubbish and charge people by weight collected. They've already started tagging the bins with RFID chips. They want to do this to encourage recycling.
Well lets deal with those points one at a time, starting with recycling. First, the council needs to have a recycling plan which many (most) of them don't.
Second, it really works much better if you give people money to encourage them to recycle rather than raping them blind when they don't. For example, credits on their council tax bill.
Third, and this is just the way it is in England, people will simply start throwing their rubbish into other people's bins instead.
How exactly is any of this supposed to work? If they must charge for waste collection, why not do it like the rest of Europe and (shock, horror) even America : pay per bin. It costs us $12 a month to have one green and one blue bin emptied once a week. Green is regular, blue is recyclables. Salt Lake is pretty good but we don't recycle glass right now, at least not in our neighbourhood. Other areas a few miles away do, though. So for god's sake if even the Americans can do it, surely bloody England can get it right? Or is this simply another way of Labour shafting the English into a penniless, cold, starving, unheated grave?