Dizzy the dog is doing her bit for the environment – by recycling the rubbish in her owner’s home.

The two-year-old mongrel with the “green” nose targets recyclable material including beer cans, cardboard, envelopes, plastic bottles and rubbish sacks – which she carries to the family’s recycling shed in the garden.

Dizzy even collects plastic bottles on the beach near her home in Newquay, Cornwall, and carries them to the nearest bin.

By Andrew Wilcox

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