How to Recycle Crisp Packets And Save the World

Out Of The Office

Well, maybe you won’t save the world but it’s better than chucking them in the bin.

But do supermarkets agree?

A Step in the Right Direction

As an avid recycler and an avid crisp eater, it was great news to hear that Walkers crisps had partnered with Terracycle to provide a way of recycling crisp packets.

Crisp packets are difficult to recycle because the inside of the packet is coated with a metallised plastic film. These packets do not biodegrade and are contributing to the huge problem of plastic in our oceans.

Walkers decided to partner with Terracycle after a campaign by protestors who started posting empty crisp packets back to the company, and a petition run by campaign group, 38 Degrees, was signed by 300,000 people.

Person collecting plastic waste from beach
Photo by Daria Shevtsova on

At Last

Walkers are aiming to make their crisp packets 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025…

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