We think we are so modern in the 21st century, but perhaps we are still catching up with the past.  Recycling glass into other things is nothing new; 2000 Roman beads made of recycled glass were found in the vicus (civilian settlement) at Housesteads Roman Fort.  The jewellery trade must have been thriving - Accessorize, perhaps?

Although the Bedale Leech House is no longer used for keeping leeches in, leeches are making a comeback in modern human and veterinary medicine.