If you haven’t been subject to the fidget spinner craze, those little toys everyone from schoolchildren to business execs can’t stop spinning, chances are high that you are in fact living under a rock. But like all good fads — Silly Bandz bracelets, Tickle Me Elmo and Chia Pets, to name but a few of the trends that swept in and out of our lives like a tornado — the popularity will peter out soon. And when that happens, will all these fidget spinners be recycled?

The sad truth? Probably not, says waste management company BusinessWaste.co.uk. “They’ll either gather dust in a drawer before being sold as a genuine antique on Ebay in 10 years’ time, or they’ll end up in the bin,” says BusinessWaste.co.uk spokesperson Mark Hall. “My money’s on the latter.”

The problem with this fad is two-fold, Hall says. First, there are millions of spinners in the hands of people who are happy right now, but that’s bound to change. And when that does, that…