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Couple recycle their way to the USA

Whoever said that recycling could not be romantic? A couple who scoured the streets collecting recyclables for three months to help pay for their honeymoon flight seem to disagree.

John and Ann Till from Petersfield in Hampshire put 60,000 items, including bottles and cans, through a Tesco recycling machine to earn club card points.

These were then exchanged for 36,000 into British Airways air miles.

The couple went to the United States by boat then flew back from Atlanta using their air miles.
Mr Till told the Petersfield Post: We were shocked as to how much rubbish the streets of Petersfield would yield.

Most nights, for a three month period, Ann and I would roam the streets of Petersfield to clean them up of as much rubbish as we could find and every night we would return home with several sacks full of discarded cans.

While it was nice to get the rubbish for the good cause, it was disappointing to see there are clearly a lot of litter louts in our town.

After gathering their daily load of recyclables the couple drove to Tescos Havant store and deposited the goods.

Mr Till said: It did raise a smile when we were in business class on the flight back from Atlanta to Gatwick to think that the litter louts of Petersfield had paid for the pleasure.

Image: John and Ann Till. Picture courtesy of Petersfield Post and Bordon Post

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