A Labrador who was recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records for his commitment to recycling has passed away at the age of 13. Tubby, who was owned by Sandra Gilmore of Torfaen, was given the award in 2011, after collecting over 26,000 plastic bottles on his twice-daily walks. Tubby would crush the litter in his jaws before giving each bottle to his owner. Sandra now believes this figure stands at 50,000 bottles, and says her dog was utterly obsessed with them.

“He meant so much to us and the local community and he had friends all over the world. He didn’t let it all go to his head though as he was always the keenest, greenest recycling canine around with the smallest carbon paw print ever.”

A Guinness World Records spokesman said, “We’re sad to hear the news about Tubby, it was a pleasure to have him feature in the book. His love for recycling was inspiring to many children and adults alike. It was a unique record and we are honoured to have been able to verify his achievement in the community.”

RIP Tubby. If you could be so dedicated to recycling, why can’t we be?

Featured image via the Guinness World Records.


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