In Norway you get a small amount of money for recycling They're often collected by poor people, homeless etc. A lot of our trash cans has these holders around them so people don't have to search through the trash to collect them
Here is Daisuke Inoue, the inventor of karaoke. He chose not to patent the machine because he wanted to "teach the world to sing" and never regretted it, despite the billion dollar industry his machine birthed. Photo of him and the very first karaoke machine ever made.