Walkers launches crisp packet recycling scheme

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published:
Although crisp packets are technically recyclable, until now they have not been separated or collected for recycling

Walkers has announced it will launch a nationwide recycling scheme for crisp packets.

People will be able to drop the packets off at hundreds of public access collection points or post them for to TerraCycle for recycling.

Packets will be cleaned, shredded and turned into small plastic pellets which will then be converted into useful plastic items such as benches and fence posts.

Although crisp packets are technically recyclable, until now they have not been separated or collected for recycling.

The scheme will begin in December with full details of how it will work and drop off locations announced nearer the time.

Ian Ellington, general manager of PepsiCo UK said: “Our new Walkers recycling initiative starts to tackle this issue right now by repurposing used crisp packets to create everyday items such as plant pots and benches.

"We hope people will embrace this idea and join us in ensuring crisp packets are recycled."

Walkers has committed to making all of its packaging 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.


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