A Captive Audience

Unclaimed Baggage Centre
April 18, 2011, 10:56 pm
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Unclaimed Baggage Centre | Where lost luggage goes to die (and be sold).

Article about unclaimed baggage centre in US.  Sets out 7000 new items per day!   And this is only one third of the total. It caught my attention because it is an example of how waste and excess permeate all levels of our day to day life and the systems that govern them.  Is it really necessary for the airlines to send so much baggage to waste, or just cost effective?  How many travellers with insurance never bother to search for their bags at all?  And items left in seat pockets – If we really “care” about having stuff so much, why do we always leave it behind?