Recent EU directives have seen the UKs used fridges and freezers stockpiled in dumps around the country. Due to potential pollution problems caused by CFCs fridge freezers have to be disposed of under strict controls, and at high costs.
Environment Minister David Miliband has stated in a speech to the Association of British Fridge Lovers that the large number of unwanted fridges and freezers could in fact be recycled as affordable housing.
He said: "There is no doubt in my mind that, a large fridge freezer could provide a family of four with a comfortable, homely dwelling. The smaller fridges could be used to tackle the problem of orphanages closing down, as a small child could easily fit in to a small fridge".
Mr Miliband went on to suggest that some fridges could in fact be used as cheap alternatives to wooden coffins. However the most controversial comment by Mr Miliband was that some fridges could in fact be sent to Africa, as even though the fridges do not work "they wouldn't know anyway as they don't have electricity".
The chairman of the Association of British Fridge Lovers said "We are delighted that Mr Miliband has suggested alternative uses for these unwanted fridges, as fridge lovers we hate seeing them unused and we fully support these proposals".
The Conservative leader David Cameron responded to Mr Milibands speech by calling him a "silly tosser who shouldn't be in the job and should nob off"