Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search

Results: What to do with plastic coathangers

Ban them

100.00% • 2 votes

Tax them like carrier bags

0% • 0 votes

You may not vote on this poll

2 votes in total.

  • FIRST POST
    • Sooetie
    • By Sooetie 3rd Dec 17, 9:37 PM
    • 129Posts
    • 143Thanks
    Sooetie
    What do you do with Plastic Coathangers?
    • #1
    • 3rd Dec 17, 9:37 PM
    What do you do with Plastic Coathangers? 3rd Dec 17 at 9:37 PM
    They are freely given by stores

    How many have you thrown away?

    It seems you can't recycle them so should they be

    Banned

    Or

    Pay a tax like carrier bags
    Last edited by Sooetie; 03-12-2017 at 9:52 PM.
Page 1
    • VoucherMan
    • By VoucherMan 4th Dec 17, 6:43 AM
    • 2,397 Posts
    • 4,891 Thanks
    VoucherMan
    • #2
    • 4th Dec 17, 6:43 AM
    • #2
    • 4th Dec 17, 6:43 AM
    What do you do with Plastic Coathangers?
    Originally posted by Sooetie
    Hang plastic coats on them?
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 4th Dec 17, 7:16 AM
    • 7,188 Posts
    • 19,637 Thanks
    DigForVictory
    • #3
    • 4th Dec 17, 7:16 AM
    • #3
    • 4th Dec 17, 7:16 AM
    Leave them with the shop who can recycle them? Or at least reuse?
    • seashore22
    • By seashore22 4th Dec 17, 7:29 AM
    • 741 Posts
    • 1,488 Thanks
    seashore22
    • #4
    • 4th Dec 17, 7:29 AM
    • #4
    • 4th Dec 17, 7:29 AM
    You don't have to take the coat hangers if you don't need them. In fact they seem to give them out much less freely these days and some stores ask if you want them. Just say no.
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 4th Dec 17, 7:35 AM
    • 3,317 Posts
    • 5,619 Thanks
    martinthebandit
    • #5
    • 4th Dec 17, 7:35 AM
    • #5
    • 4th Dec 17, 7:35 AM
    Personally I think we should ban people from banning things.


    Where is the ‘leave things alone’ option on the poll?
    Last edited by martinthebandit; 05-12-2017 at 2:27 PM.
    Politics -
    from the words Poli, meaning many
    and tics meaning blood sucking parasites


    (thanks to Kinky Friedman (or Larry Hardman) for the quote}
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 4th Dec 17, 9:01 AM
    • 3,614 Posts
    • 7,962 Thanks
    onomatopoeia99
    • #6
    • 4th Dec 17, 9:01 AM
    • #6
    • 4th Dec 17, 9:01 AM
    I use them to hang clothes. Radical thought, I know.
    INTP, nerd, libertarian and scifi geek.
    Home is where my books are.
    • stator
    • By stator 4th Dec 17, 9:22 AM
    • 5,906 Posts
    • 3,889 Thanks
    stator
    • #7
    • 4th Dec 17, 9:22 AM
    • #7
    • 4th Dec 17, 9:22 AM
    A lot of shops will actually take them back.
    Haven't tried it for a while but if you take the TU hangers back to sainsburys they will reuse them
    Changing the world, one sarcastic comment at a time.
    • Abbafan1972
    • By Abbafan1972 4th Dec 17, 9:32 AM
    • 5,125 Posts
    • 168,676 Thanks
    Abbafan1972
    • #8
    • 4th Dec 17, 9:32 AM
    • #8
    • 4th Dec 17, 9:32 AM
    I find they are useful for unblocking the toilet!
    Weight on 01/08/15 - 17st 5lb
    Target weight - 10st
    Target reached - 20/05/17


    Greatest Loser for SW group 2016 & 2017
    Woman of the year for SW group 2016 & 2017
    • elsien
    • By elsien 4th Dec 17, 9:34 AM
    • 15,417 Posts
    • 38,705 Thanks
    elsien
    • #9
    • 4th Dec 17, 9:34 AM
    • #9
    • 4th Dec 17, 9:34 AM
    Donate them to charity shops.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 4th Dec 17, 9:39 AM
    • 1,454 Posts
    • 1,911 Thanks
    shortcrust
    Personally I think we should ban people from banning things.


    We’re is the ‘leave things alone’ option on the poll?
    Originally posted by martinthebandit
    Yes, it’s not exactly top of my list of modern woes. The comparison with supermarket bags doesn’t really stand up.
    • firefox1956
    • By firefox1956 4th Dec 17, 9:40 AM
    • 1,382 Posts
    • 791 Thanks
    firefox1956
    Donate them to charity shops.
    Originally posted by elsien
    Nope..........
    None of the charity shops in my area will take them.
    In fact they get a bit uppity if you even suggest the dreaded 'coat hanger' words.
    HTH
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 4th Dec 17, 9:43 AM
    • 4,757 Posts
    • 20,756 Thanks
    Slinky
    We take some of ours on holiday to an apartment where we stay, there's never enough coat hangers there, so we leave what we take behind.

    ETA these are ones supplied by the dry cleaners. We never have ones from the clothes shops anymore as we have more than enough.
    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 4th Dec 17, 10:59 AM
    • 3,152 Posts
    • 6,458 Thanks
    phoebe1989seb
    Have stopped buying clothes - have way too many, most at least ten years old - so no longer have this problem

    Edited to add - recalled that I bought one item of clothing this year (new Levi jeans from TK M). These were on a metal hanger that I wasn't offered the option of keeping.......
    Last edited by phoebe1989seb; 04-12-2017 at 11:03 AM.
    Paid off mortgage early - mortgage-free since age 40 (2007)

    Over £40,000 mis-sold PPI reclaimed
    • paddy's mum
    • By paddy's mum 4th Dec 17, 11:32 AM
    • 3,476 Posts
    • 12,543 Thanks
    paddy's mum
    Give your plastic ones to those charity shops who insist on using their own metal hangers that assault my ears and put my teeth screeeeeeechinly on edge if I attempt to move clothes along the rail!
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 4th Dec 17, 11:54 AM
    • 7,514 Posts
    • 4,908 Thanks
    Biggles
    It just isn't a problem. The shop assistant always says 'Do you want the hanger? and I always say 'No'. Problem solved. A poll for this is plain silly.
    • northwalesd
    • By northwalesd 4th Dec 17, 12:53 PM
    • 233 Posts
    • 153 Thanks
    northwalesd
    Our local authority takes them from the recycling bin.
    • J B
    • By J B 4th Dec 17, 2:50 PM
    • 2,383 Posts
    • 773 Thanks
    J B
    I'm really amused that mine is the 17th comment, but only two folks have voted!

    Maybe we should have a poll about pointless polls?
    • seashore22
    • By seashore22 4th Dec 17, 3:56 PM
    • 741 Posts
    • 1,488 Thanks
    seashore22
    Nope..........
    None of the charity shops in my area will take them.
    In fact they get a bit uppity if you even suggest the dreaded 'coat hanger' words.
    HTH
    Originally posted by firefox1956
    Same here.
    • bertiewhite
    • By bertiewhite 4th Dec 17, 4:01 PM
    • 728 Posts
    • 768 Thanks
    bertiewhite
    I find shops are much less willing to supply hangers with clothes these days and I usually have to ask for them.

    Another one who would like a "leave things alone" option in the poll here.
    • shortcrust
    • By shortcrust 4th Dec 17, 4:11 PM
    • 1,454 Posts
    • 1,911 Thanks
    shortcrust
    If you buy enough clothes for this to be a problem then the problem is you’re buying too many clothes.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

217Posts Today

1,922Users online

Martin's Twitter