From rare books to secret blueprints for buildings, this infographic shares some of the stories where people have unknowingly been sat on a goldmine and then either recycled the items, or worse thrown out. Some people have literally found themselves a small fortune sitting in the trash.
Bins might not be the most attractive items in the world, but they are practical and extremely useful, and with the right tools and bags of creativity, you can use them in a number of different and unexpected ways to create something truly unique.
When you consider that the majority of Britons only started recycling in 2003 when the Government introduced the Household Waste Recycling Act, it is easy to understand why many people still believe that recycling is a new concept.
Is your school playground overrun with litter? Are you finding it difficult to encourage pupils to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle? If so, it could be time to enrol your school in the Eco-Schools Education Programme and invest in some new litter bins that will encourage future generations to dispose of their waste responsibly.
In a world where we are all encouraged to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, many households across the UK have taken the Government’s waste and recycling initiative one-step further by creating a Home Recycling Station in a bid to ‘Go Green’ and do their bit for the environment.