How Rubber Bands Are Made
The charity Keep Britain Tidy called on people to collect up bands dropped by postal workers after a survey claimed they were found on 6% of UK streets. They plan to hand them back to the Royal Mail as part of its big Tidy Up Campaign.
In April, it warned postal workers they were not above the law and could face on-the-spot fines of £80 for littering by dropping the bands. It warned the bands could be dangerous to animals, if swallowed, and called on the Royal Mail to tackle the issue by telling workers to put the bands in their pockets.
You would think that something so small- would not cause such an uproar- but it’s true, rubber bands find their way into storm drains- and animal mouths- leading to pollution.
What You Can Do
- Stop using rubber bands
- Hand back rubber bands to the postman for reuse
- Reuse and Repurpose
Ways to Re-Purpose Rubber Bands
Make Kids Toys- Homemade Rubber Ball
Helicopter made with Rubber Bands and Paper (recycled!)
Make Musical Instruments
Use for Tie Dying
Make Games Rubber Band Book