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Pay As You Throw: Bin Tax Spies In The Rubbish

by | 24th, May 2007

CCTV cameras watch our every move across the urban landscape, spy drones hover menacingly above us and disembodied voices tell us to pick up the crisp packet we drop – welcome to New Labour’s Orwellian nightmare.

The control freaks in the government have now decided to furnish rubbish bins with microchips which can monitor just how much waste we are producing.

According to the Telegraph, more than three million households in Britain are equipped with the technology, increasing fears that we are about to get hit by new ‘bin-tax’ which will penalise householders who fail to recycle.

However, an opinion poll for Channel 4’s Despatches programme, which will be aired tonight, reveals that 62% of the population currently oppose the idea of a ‘pay-as-you-throw’ tax.

68 councils across the land have forked out millions on the new hi-tech bins although according to the Local Government Agency, all modern bins now come fitted with the technology as standard while almost all the current microchips were “inert”. We believe them.

Keeping with the Big Brother theme, Google are planning to create the most comprehensive database of personal information ever created.



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