teens relaxing on recycling bin paradiseAfter they’ve saved your life, recycling bins also make a great setting for your next tropical getaway.Photo: 350.org

You’ve probably heard that recycling can help you “save the planet,” but did you know that it could also save your life? This past summer, two teens from Vancouver, Canada, fell almost seven stories from their apartment building roof after a wooden structure gave way — and so did they.

Fortunately, they were saved from a very negative impact by landing on a pile of recyclables put out by a neighbor who was trying to have a positive impact. Considering the 18 year-old young woman and man escaped with only a few bruises and a broken leg, I’m assuming they didn’t land on the glass recycling bin.

So, kids, the moral of the story is this: Never let anyone tell you recycling is a waste of time; it could actually be a real life-saver.

Via Greenopolis.

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