Early this week I had occasion to deposit a substantial number of bank notes in my account with a local building society – I name no names. As I have done over the past scores of years, I had rolled the notes up into a neat bundle. However, I soon found myself being thoroughly ticked off: I had mutilated these notes and they were now no longer reusable and would have to be destroyed. I bravely asked if there could possibly be a design fault in the new notes but the assistant’s reaction was such I did not feel brave enough to ask if the material of which they were made was actually recyclable.
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