My father rolled his own fags, keeping the tobacco and fag papers about his person in an Old Holborn tin. As a consequence, there was never a shortage of containers to keep odds and sods in. One of the first colleagues I had, also rolled his own and kept a wealth of tool bits he's made over the years in his collection of tobacco tins, occasionally inviting me to take a look and see if I could find the tool bit I needed for a particular job among them, rather than attempt to reinvent the wheel by wasting time making one of my own. Matchboxes too, were sometimes valuable items to keep things in. I wouldn't doubt it if someone told me that the majority of insects in the Natural History Museum's collection were once inhabitants of an entomologist's matchbox. These days, since there are fewer smokers and tobacco is sold in plastic wallets, smokers use lighters rather than matches, what do such things gets stored in? I suspect it's in those durable plastic containers that can be bought for the cost an arm and a leg and share in the destruction of the planet by their manufacture and subsequent disposal when no longer required. Who wants to show me how the planet is a better place to inhabit without the by-products of smoking being recycled, as they were when I grew up?