Falmouth Garden Centre wants your empty crisp packets

Falmouth Garden Centre has become one of the first drop-off points in Falmouth to offer crisp packet recycling for the public.

This comes almost a year since Falmouth became the third town in Cornwall to be awarded with the ‘plastic-free’ status.

The garden centre, which is located half a mile from Swanpool Beach, signed up to The Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme in the hope that an accessible drop-off point will encourage more people to recycle.

Erika Webber, who runs the centre, expressed how she feels regarding the importance of recycling: “Everybody’s got to do it.

“We’re starting to recycle so much more now and everything that can be recycled should be recycled – we have a responsibility for the sake of the environment.”

The Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme, which began in December, was launched by British snack food manufacturer, Walkers, after the crisp producing giant received huge public backlash.

Photo source: BBC


After it was revealed that the Leicester-based crisp company produce over 7,000 un-recyclable crisp packets a second, environmental campaigners asked the public to post their crisp packets back to Walkers in a sign of protest.

Walkers have since partnered with recycling company, TerraCycle, to create the free recycling scheme.

Find your local recycling point here: www.terracycle.co.uk

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