Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mitre 10 Glenunga SA

Mitre 10 (Barrow and Bench)
Glenunga SA
fromDon Matthews <>
dateFri, Jun 12, 2009 at 11:12 AMsubjectRecycling UV degraded poly

Dear Mitre 10 Glenunga ,

I believe you sell Teampoly plastic rainwater tanks and wondered if you could help me.

I am thinking of buying a poly tank but would like to know if it can be recycled when it eventually is broken down by sunlight. I would like to think I was doing the right thing by the environment in buying a tank which can be recycled at the end of its life.

Thanks for your help,
Don Matthews
from Don Matthews
dateWed, Jun 17, 2009 at 11:41 AMsubjectRe: Recycling UV degraded poly

Would you please acknowledge and respond to my email.

Don Matthews
fromOffice Glenunga Mitre10 <>toDon Matthews <Wed">>Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 2:36 PMsubjectRe: Recycling UV degraded poly tank

Good Afternoon Don,

We have forwarded the email onto Teampoly and are waiting for there reply but it would be easier for you to contact them direct.


fromDon Matthews <>toOffice Glenunga Mitre10 <>
dateThu, Jun 18, 2009 at 3:33 PMsubjectRe: Recycling UV degraded poly

Hi Elleanor,

I will await your reply from Teampoly which you should have received back by now, yes? Could you forward it to me? If they haven't replied to you could you chase them up ?
Don Matthews

fromOffice Glenunga Mitre10 <>toDon Matthews <Fri">>Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 2:22 PMsubjectRe: Recycling UV degraded poly tank

Hi Don

We are advised you must contact Teampoly direct for this information as they have all the approiate information. We are only able to assist with the sales.
fromDon Matthews <>toOffice Glenunga Mitre10 <>
dateMon, Jun 22, 2009 at 5:05 PMsubjectRe: Recycling UV degraded poly

Hello again Elleanor,

I'm puzzled why Teampoly say (which you seem to go along with) that it is me the customer who has to contact them. The responsibility of providing advice and answering questions on products is clearly the responsibilty of the retailer is it not?

To say "we are only able to assist with the sales" tells me Mitre 10 Glenunga have no interest or concern in any potential environmental problem Teampoly tanks might cause produce further down the track and that all Mitre 10 Glenunga are interested in is sales and the dollar. This is not a very responsible attitude to be taking.

Please ask Teampoly what they advise you tell customers about the recyclability of their tanks when degraded by UV at the end of their life and forward their response on to me at

Thanking you in anticipation

Don Matthews
Concerned Individual
Police have banned further questioning to the South Australian Mitre 10 chain (S/C Jepps Sturt Police). Why? Are people beginning to feel uncomfortable with my investigations?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good day Don
On your profile page you mention and I quote
"Don Matthews has an honours degree in Organic Chemistry"
Can you please indicate on your Blog which University you attended, and in what year you obtained your degree?
I am under the impression you may be a fraudster.
A refusal to answer this on your Blog will confirm my suspicions.

Flinders Uni Honours Degree holder.