the bad stuff

cling film

  • More than 1.2 billion meters, equating to 745,000 miles of cling film is used by households across Britain every year – enough to go around the circumference of the world 30 times over.
  • Difficult to recycle, meaning the majority of it still ends up in landfill where it takes hundreds of years to degrade and risks leaching chemicals into groundwater.
  • Like plastic bags cling film that ends up in the sea is easily confused for jellyfish by marine animals and chokes turtles and other creatures that feed on them.

crisp packets

  • Crisp packets are not recyclable and end up in landfill
  • The inside of the packet is metallised plastic film.
  • Sign a petition for Walkers and other crisp brands to change their packaging (you.38degrees.org.uk)