If you believe recycling is a modern concept, made necessary (no, imperative, because we messed up the environment in the first place!), then it’s time to do a rethink. Recycling has been around since Gran’s time, her gran’s time, actually as far back as 280 BC!
Returning food-waste into the soil was a regular practice in Vedic times. In China, bronze was being recycled 4000 years ago. And, in 280 BC, the Romans recycled metal weapons to construct a gigantic statue of their patron god Helios! This infographic showcases the long human history of reuse and recycling.
What Did Recycling Look Like In 280 BC?
Infographic by – Gizmodo