Crap. Please take one.
I've received the following from "Angry Taxpayer," who owns and runs a timber yard in K--- (as they say in Russian novels).
We have today received from the Department of Building and Housing and the Consumers Institute (obviously a joint effort) a box containing 50 copies of a 41-page, heavy gloss paper, full colour booklet entitled YOUR GUIDE TO A SMARTER HOME, with a letter requesting that we put it on display so our customers can take one if they want to. Free. Courtesy of me and you, the taxpayer. From the 'Introduction' page:Try www.smarterhomes.org.nz for more of the same crap.The Department of Building and Housing and Consumer want to help you to:Lord knows how many they printed and how much it has cost me - I suppose I should be comforted by knowing "this booklet is printed on paper from sustainable forests using elemental chlorine-free pulp."
- reduce your household power/gas bill;
- improve your family's comfort and health at home;
- maintain your property and retain or improve its value; and
- do your bit to reduce the impact on our environment.
Pulp's the bloody word. Crap more like!