Guys, I am new here so please forgive me if this is the wrong area for this post, if its too long, if I know nothing, and so on. I run a company that is trying to become the recycling contractor of first choice for the services. I have a couple of contracts on at the moment and I noticed whilst working on one base that they were packagaing up a load of old clothing to a company called 'Field Textiles' I had a look in the boxes and from what I can see there was very little wrong with it. I also was told that rations are thrown away and that this was just the tip of the iceburg on what comes out of stores. On the other hand when dealing with army cadet and TA units I get told they are crying out for equiptment. Part of my remit is to try and match up equiptment to people that need it. Can someone tell me why this stuff does not find its way down the chain, or at least, if it is being re-sold, is any of the money from its re-sale being put into forces charities? I heard a rumour (yes I hear a lot of them) that the boxes were being sold for about £10 a box but my loss estimator (i photographed some of it and showed him) believes a resale vaule of around £1000 per box is easily obtainable. How many prosphetic limbs/free holidays for the heroes/soldiers off the streets would 10 of those boxes buy sold through the right channels. Anyone who has the inside information on this, please get in touch. If anyone is seeing wastage such as this can they PM me (and charities/units looking for assistance in fundrasing through recycling also) so I can get on the case to help you. Thanks for your time everyone.