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"The Wombles" are an iconic British creation and are a creation of Elisabeth Beresford in the 60s. First a series of books, then a TV series made them famous in the UK.

These creatures are furry and burrow-dwelling, and believe in the motto "Make Good Use of Bad Rubbish". The books are about how the Wombles creatively recycle waste in the Wimbledon Common area in London.

Recently, their name was used in association with a Twitter campaign in the UK, thus bringing them back into memory and into international attention. How?

Image: The Guardian

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