Walkers takes a bite out of plastic packet waste

The crisp brand is launching a service allowing its snack packets to be posted back and recycled

By Jonny Bairstow
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Walkers is launching a service allowing its crisp packets to be posted to a recycling firm.

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

Crisp packets can take 33 years to break down in the environment, with a staggering seven million bags produced at the Walkers factory every day.

We spoke to the people of Muswell Hill to find out their opinions regarding the scheme.

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