Pressure for Walkers to make their packets recyclable

crisp packet

Walkers have come under pressure to make their crisp packets recyclable. 7,000 non-recyclable crisp packets are produced by the company every minute. Walkers have pledged to make its crisp packets 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025. They will however have produced an additional 28 billion plastic packets by this time.

Crisps are a popular snack in most British households and eaten by 90% of adults with UK consumers going through approximately 6 billion packets a year. Crisp packets may look like they are made from foil but they are actually a metallised plastic film and are not recyclable.

Beach cleaners in Cornwall are believed to have found crisp packets from the 1980’s and 1990’s.

This week a petition with 270,000 signatures was handed to PepsiCo, Walkers parent company calling on them and other manufacturers to stop using plastic packaging.

A spokesperson for PepsiCo said: “We are committed to achieving 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable packaging by 2025. We have a number of initiatives in place to reduce the amount of packaging we use and at the same time we’re examining the use of different packaging materials, both plant and paper based. We are also investing in research and development to explore options to improve the recyclability of our packs. We don’t have all the answers yet, which is why we’re collaborating with leaders in this area to share the latest science and practical solutions.”

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