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the bad stuff
- 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 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)