The United Kingdom has been transformed into a recycling nation. With the health of the planet a recognised problem worldwide, an effort has been made to preserve our home and to reduce our collective carbon footprint. The weapon of choice for this fight against global warming has been waste recycling. Each and every homeowner in the UK will sort their waste products into their respective bins and play their part in saving the planet, but is all this effort in vain? Is our commitment to waste recycling really making a difference in the grand scheme of things?