We've had a wheelie bin for recycling paper for a few weeks here, now, which is laudable. Once a week we completely fill it and every Wednesday Seth wheels it out for it to be emptied by the council. All of which is greenly excellent.
It all rather falls to bits once our managers get themselves involved. The plan now is that Kevin the van driver is going to pick up all the waste paper from all the other libraries to bring it back here to fill this wheelie bin, which we fill to the top already. He's having to do a special trip for the pick-up, which rather compromises the green intentions.
I queried this and got the useful flannel. I couldn't resist it.
"Why are we shipping in the crap from Catty, Dutch Bend and Umpty?"
"It's more efficient."
"I don't see why we don't go the whole hog and tell the public to bring their shit into their local library so that it can be sent here. I'm sure it would be popular. It would do our visitor figures no end of good."
I think that counts as another suggestion that isn't going into the implementation pile.