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Waste Aware Scotland is a national campaigning programme. Through Waste Aware Scotland we hope to change public attitudes and behaviour towards waste.
The Waste Aware Scotland Programme
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How to use this site:

Roll your mouse cursor over the menu on the left hand side of the page to bring up the submenu.

Click on the submenu topic of your choice to find out:

  • WHO SWAG is and all about the Waste Aware Scotland programme and our partners;
  • WHAT waste means and what's happening in the world of waste;
  • WHY we need to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle our waste;
  • HOW we can Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (also, visit our Product Finder and Disposal Guide);
  • WHERE your local waste minimisation facilities are, where your local Waste Aware campaigns are running and what's happening in other countries;
  • WHEN waste events are.

When Rubbish Thrown Away is Not Actually Rubbish

Every year, people throw away some truly valuable things. Sometimes, it can be things that people donít realise were worth a lot of money. For instance, JK Rowling, at the very start of her career, did an interview with a man called Nigel Reynolds. She reportedly gave him a first edition copy of the first Harry Potter book, The Philosopherís Stone to say thanks. He wasnít convinced it was any good and chucked it away! Recently, first editions of that book have sold for £50,000 and even more.

Although he wasnít to know that book would go on to have the massive cultural impact it has had, that doesnít really explain why so many people throw away keys. It is thought that more than 10,000 car and door keys are accidentally thrown in the rubbish and end up at tips every year.

Most of us have lost keys at some point in our lives, but you just end up feeling a whole different level of embarrassment and frustration when you realise you have chucked them in the bin. Whatís more, an alarming number of people have been known to head to the rubbish dump themselves to try and locate their keys. Which is o obviously not safe or recommended.

You could avoid this from happening by keeping a closer eye on what you throw away and in the worst scenario, donít try to hunt down your keys. Instead, whether you require a Liverpool locksmith , a Sheffield locksmith or even a Bristol locksmith, get in contact with a trustworthy locksmith in London who can solve your key dilemma.



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