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    Although it is not usually a problem in my area I did find a rubber band on my doormat a few days ago.

    I telephoned our local Royal Mail sorting office to enquire whether they encourage their postmen not to drop rubber bands. I discovered that, yes they do, but would reinforce the message. It turned out, the person I spoke to had a hog box in his garden. It’s nice to know there are hog friendly people in the Royal Mail. I agreed with him that they probably don’t drop the rubber bands on purpose. I hope a bit of gentle encouragement might help them to be a little more careful, as I know it is much more of a problem in some areas.

    If you have a problem with rubber bands in your area it might be worth having a quiet chat with someone at your local sorting office. You never know, you might find someone hedgehog friendly too.


    Hi Nic, I hadn’t realised the dangers of these discarded rubber bands but if I see any I’ve always picked them up and recycled them as my rubber bands. I wouldn’t say it’s a big problem in my area, I don’t see many whilst out walking but thank you for the heads up. I’ll tell my friends too.


    Hi Nic,

    It’s nice to know that Royal Mail are hedgehog friendly. I think our posties must be aware because I haven’t seen any rubber bands on our streets for a long time now. Like Elless, if I did see any I would pick them up and reuse them, long before I knew that they were a danger to hedgehogs.

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