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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Member Since: April 27, 2013
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Posted: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 08:28 AM UTC
I received this e-mail today on the subject of Royal Mails obsession with calling small tins of paint 'Dangerous Substances'

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Hi everyone,
It has been some time since our last time, during which we've been in constant contact with the people in Royal Mail's Dangerous Goods Support team. There was another senior meeting at Royal Mail, held in late February, where the policy was discussed. As before, unfortunately they have decided against any changes to it at this time.
As yet, we have also not received any answers to the questions we have posed, regarding how Parcel Force can send 'potentially damaging' items and Royal Mail can't; what statistics they have to show that paints are more likely to break in transit than other fluids; and why alcohol can be shipped as a 'decision on a business level' yet paint can't.
In an effort to get some answers to those questions, we have contacted several other Royal Mail departments, in the hope that someone somewhere can provide logical reasons for all of this.
We are also going to be contacting several MEP's as this restriction is harming trade between many EU countries. We are hoping that this will push the issue further, and help us achieve a favourable change to the policy.
Thanks again for your continued support, and don't forget to join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/PostOurPaint or follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PostOurPaint @PostOurPaint

This message was sent by Leon Pengilley using the Change.org system. You received this email because you signed a petition started by Leon Pengilley on Change.org: "Moya Greene: Lift the restrictions on shipping water-based paints.." Change.org does not endorse contents of this message.

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