Last year The Royal Mail bought 872 million red rubber bands at a cost of more than £1m.
Apparently, they lose 300 million of their red rubber bands every year. No wonder, when the few items that arrived today were wrapped in ten of them.
We can have a free supply of red rubber bands or we can have clean streets. It seems we can't have both.
So pick your side, protect your eyes and get ready for the biggest elastic band fight ever.