Sorting rubbish

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Sir, – “How have we all ended up working for free for waste collection firms?” asks John McManus (Opinion & Analysis, March 2nd), as he takes on the task as an “unpaid rubbish sorter” in an effort to avoid being fined.

Perhaps there is an opportunity for a wheelie-bin gig economy start-up to step in and help your columnist and others sort out this mess, but the solution is simpler: avoid creating and buying so much disposable rubbish in the first place.

Until that happens, there will be a far higher toll to be paid by all of us in the long run. – Yours, etc,

JUDITH GOLDBERGER,

Donnybrook,

Dublin 4.

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