Trash eco­nomics

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YOUR story says: “City bosses will spend £3 mil­lion on re­plac­ing more than 9000 pole­mounted and old-style free-stand­ing bins with new 140-litre and 360-litre con­tain­ers.

“It’s all in a bid to save £60,000 a year, which would nor­mally be spent on buy­ing 854,000 plas­tic sacks for smaller bins.’’

I’m not ob­ject­ing to chang­ing the size of bins, but if the idea is re­ally to save £60,000 a year on bags by spend­ing £3m, it will take 50 years of sav­ing £60,000 to re­cover the out­lay for the new bins. Will they even last for 50 years? Ron­nie Simp­son, posted on­line

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