- Aug 24, 2020
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- Sandbach, Cheshire
The whole story is bizarre - but it must be true because it was on the internet!Nice diversion tactic by Walkers. Oooh aren't they the environmental innovators?! :)
They should sort out the massive problem of their packaging first. We eat 6 billion bags of crisps a year in the UK and most are in metallised plastic that can't be processed with your household recycling collection.
There's a half arsed Walkers partnership with a third party where you can save up your crisp bags then drive them to a collection centre 10 miles away to be properly dealt with... how many crisp bags are needed to offset the emissions of a 20 mile round trip in my car? I suppose I could go on the bus with my 5 crisp packets a week? Or get together with my neighbours to create a crisp bag comittee. Or alternatively I could fold them into a little ball and lob them in my landfill bin.
Meanwhile I have a variety of wheelie bins, 4 at last count, that I diligently fill with the correct waste, but apparently not crisp bags.
They don't need to make the bags out of that metallised material, they do so because they make more money that way.
... whoahhhh there!!! FOUR!!! I've only got three!! Why are all you Sandbach toffs gettin special treatment with your extra wheelie bins??!! Do you need another one just for the Champagne bottles or sumfink??Meanwhile I have a variety of wheelie bins, 4 at last count
... apparently they do ... if you think back to when you were younger, before the bags were metallicised and nitrogen flushed, and every now and then you'd get a bag of stale soggy crisps with no flavour ... well apparently it was light and oxygen that had made the crisps like that, and you hardly ever get a bad bag of crisps nowadaysThey don't need to make the bags out of that metallised