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If I ruled the world

What happens to your body after you’re dead is none of your business. To stop the needless daily deaths, we need your organs

By Sam Leith   November 2009

If I ruled the world, recycling would be compulsory.

Not the kind done by the tut-tut-look-at-the-neighbours sort—piling up empty Evian bottles and bits of old orange peel, and making pledges to shower for ten minutes instead of 15 in the hope of offsetting the environmental damage caused by a gazillion farting cows, and the industrial gallop of China.

To hell with that lot. At best they can perhaps influence the possible fates of our hypothetical great-grandchildren. What I’m talking about is the sort of recycling that gives concrete benefits to real people here on earth today: people dying because their…

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