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Walkers reveal its recycling scheme has collected over half a million packets

Walkers Crisps image: Si Griffiths https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Walkers_Crisps.jpg

Crisp brand Walkers has revealed that since launching its recycling scheme in December 2018, it has collected more than half a million packets, from over 8,500 collection points across the UK. 

Once collected, the packets are washed, shredded, and turned into plastic pellets that are used to make everyday items such as roofing and outdoor furniture.  

Walkers marketing director Fernando Kahane said: “We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who’s supported this scheme already. It’s fantastic that so many people have got involved – and we’re doing our bit too – we’ve already collected over 9,000 packets in our office. 

“Today, we’re reminding people to keep sending in their packets and earn money for local good causes. Meanwhile, we continue to work towards our target of making all our packaging 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025.” 

This scheme accepts any brand of crisps and is free to use.  


  1. Very laudable and it is progress, but put into context, in 3 months they’ve collected what their factory would have produced in less than an hour and a quarter. Half a million sounds a big number but it is barely scratching the surface.

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