Recycling has become a way of life in the UK. We’ve grown used to diligently dividing up our rubbish into different bins, and doing our bit for the environment.

On average, the recycling rate is now at more than 44 per cent among UK households, but in some areas it’s far higher. Wales leads the way – in 2012 it crossed the 50 per cent mark, with the majority of household rubbish now being recycled.