Red Elastic Bands (Updated 20-Feb-2011)

Every day the postman brings me one of these:

Every day I remove the red elastic band and throw it away.

That’s about 300 red elastic bands per year.

Where do they all go?  (answer = landfill)

Even when there’s only one envelope, it’s still normally held together with a red elastic band!

Am I:

  1. A Grumpy Old Man
  2. Worrying unnecessarily?
  3. Wasting my time?

Maybe I’ll save them up and take them back to the Post Office…

Update: 20-Feb-2011

It looks like I am “None of the above”! It took the Telegraph to ask the Royal Mail under the Freedom of Information Act:

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