TO MR Powell (February 7): I was disgusted to read of your having to put the bins out dressed only in a loin cloth. This shows a total lack of humanity on your part, as I am sure that somewhere in the world, someone is crying out for a loin cloth.

Might I suggest that you cut two leg holes in a, (now superfluous), collection bag, and wear that. You may be lucky and be able to cut two arm holes as well. This is assuming that the bags are black plastic and not see through, in which case wear dark glasses!

Derek Everett Crindau Road Newport