Remember when I told you about the couple that paid for their Fiji honeymoon by collecting cans and exchanging them for cash? A couple from Petersfield, in Hampshire did the same thing, except in a quarter of the time it took the other couple! John and Ann Till collected recyclable items for only three months, and instead of waiting for their own collection of recyclables to build up they went out and collected litter from the streets of their town.
They used an automated recycling machine at their gas station that gave one point on a card for every four items put in to the machine. For every 250 points they got 600 British Airways miles, and after three rigorous months of collecting discarded recyclables they had enough miles for $5,200 business class flights. John said, "At the very beginning, we were concerned it would not be achievable, but then we saw the amount of rubbish out there. There was enough rubbish out there to fly us to the moon and back."
If you found a similar points for recyclables program, would you partake in it?