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PUBLISHED: 11:36 19 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:22 06 May 2010

SIR, — May I add to a point made in the letter from A. Harvey (Herts Advertiser, June 12). As the St Albans district changes to a wheeled bin recycling collection, the white and green bags used for cardboard and garden waste will indeed be redundant. I do

SIR, - May I add to a point made in the letter from A. Harvey (Herts Advertiser, June 12). As the St Albans district changes to a wheeled bin recycling collection, the white and green bags used for cardboard and garden waste will indeed be redundant. I doubt it will be cost effective for the council to collect them but they can have a very useful second life as plant containers.

A recent edition of "Gardeners' World" on BBC television showed an imaginative scheme in north London in which residents without gardens grew flowers and vegetables in just these bags on a piece of paved waste ground. The plants appeared to be flourishing! Perhaps there is the possibility of a council-sponsored competition in this idea.

PHILIPPA PARKER,

London Road, St Albans.

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