A billion rubber bands…

rubber bands

Known as Ceefax in his youth (because he was full of useless information), the old boy has a keen eye for pointless random stats – so imagine his joy when he learned that someone had discovered through a freedom of information act request that the Royal Mail buys nearly a billion rubber bands a year.

Apparently millions of them get tossed into the street by posties every year, leading several organisations to label the Royal Mail “the nation’s top litterer”.

The auld boy thinks they’re stretching it a bit with that claim.

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