Got this elsewhere on the web:
"This week the New York Times reported a disheartening story about two of the largest retail chains. You see, instead of taking unsold items to sample sales or donating them to people in need, H&M and Wal-Mart have been throwing them out in giant trash bags. And in the case that someone may stumble on these bags and try to keep or re-sell the items, these companies have gone ahead and slashed up garments, cut off the sleeves of coats, and sliced holes in shoes so they are unwearable."
If this isn't the most wasteful, stupidest thing I've heard TODAY. The corporate nitwits ought to be forced to wear these items.
I was reading the entire article to my Dad and he said during the Depression potatoes were thrown out but first dyed purple to discourage people from eating them!!!! In other words, if you're not going to buy a product - regardless of the reason - then we'll make sure it's completely unfit just in case you think you're going to get it for free.
Knowing me, if I had discovered bags of new items intentionally damaged I'd be remaking them into usuable - just to spite the bastards. Just curdles my blood.