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Walkers Crisps: ditch plastic packaging

05/10/18 - Wonderful news!

Walkers have just announced they’re launching a scheme to recycle crisp packets. It’ll mean fewer crisp packets going to landfill or washing up on our beaches. And it’s down to you.

Walkers bosses have taken this huge step forward because of the hundreds of thousands of us who’ve been demanding action. There’s been a huge petition, thousands of messages all over Walkers’ social media, and hundreds of us grabbing grabbed the headlines by posting our packets back to Walkers. We’ve really piled on the pressure.

The new scheme will put special crisp packet recycling points across the country. It’s not perfect – Walkers need to do more to make their packets properly recyclable everywhere. But this is a huge step forward.

Walkers Crisps: ditch plastic packaging

We call upon Walkers and other manufacturers to change the materials for their packets to one which is recyclable or even more preferably a non-plastic environmentally friendly material

Why is this important?

Currently the majority of crisp packets in the UK and Worldwide are not recyclable so they have to go to landfill. As a nation the UK alone consumes approximately 6 billion packets a year. Imagine what the figure would be for Europe or Worldwide. That's an awful lot of landfill and poison for the environment.

Crisp packets have been found intact after 33 years. Imagine during that time the effect on wildlife and the environment. At todays consumption rate in 33 years time there will be 200 billion crisp packets either sent to landfill or polluting our oceans. Many will be ingested by animals, fish or birds leading to a slow lingering death.



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