On the topic the Daily Mail wrote yesterday
Groups have been secretly filmed rifling through refuse in Gloucester for the last two months, stealing furniture, clothes and food on a weekly basis.
Footage shows how they take it in turns to go through industrial dustbins for anything of worth and in the last few weeks have salvaged food scraps, computer monitors, and even a video player.
But they have been warned they could face up to seven years in prison for theft if they are caught in the act.
Is there something obviously wrong with this article, like for example the attempt to criminalize people who are taking out stuff from RUBBISH BINS which are meant to dispose of things some no longer want?
How far are we pushing the I’Deal of Private Property, to the rubbish point? What about the ashes resulting from the burnt trash of each one of us, why are they not given back to us if they are still our property? Why isn’t anyone complaining about that, why is it ok that the incinerators appropriate themselves of our rubbish but not people who are in no position to buy stuff they or their families need or in the position to feed themselves?
Aren’t we spending public money in the millions for recycling but we resent and condemn recycling that comes for free – what is wrong with us – really?
Not to mention a Charity Shop that said:
Charity shops were quick to defend the way they handle their waste.
James Preece, area retail manager for YMCA, said: ‘The bins in the photographs do not belong to our YMCA shop. We keep our bins securely locked up during the week and they are only put out on collection days.’