A new deck of Top Trumps Key Workers cards went on sale today, with binmen and binwomen coming out on top.

Refuse collectors topped the Street Style category, collecting maximum marks and beating doctors, nurses and teachers.

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The Key Workers pack lauds and applauds those key and essential workers who have worked during the coronavirus pandemic and features doctors and nurses as well as other controllers, such as pest controllers, midwives and sea merchants.

Journalists and Politicians are also included.

Glasgow Times:

A new category has also been introduced, 'Unsung Heroes’. 

Claire Simon, from Top Trumps, says: “From our research, which has been intensively conducted over the last six weeks, it could be because neon and fluorescent is all the rage at the moment.

"This makes refuse collectors very relatable.

"Or maybe they are just hitting an extremely heroic spot at the moment as in another scoring category – Unsung Hero – they do exceptionally well too.”

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In their card, Top Trumps point out that refuse collectors first began their profession during the 14th Century Black Death that swept across Europe and add:

“In terms of facing a pandemic, refuse collectors can rightly joke that ‘we’ve bin here before’ ”.

The card is launched amidst controversy over decisions to keep recycling centres closed until the lockdown is lifted.