Every year, countless crisp packets end up in landfill sites across the UK.
To put an end to this enormous loss of resources and the unnecessary impact on the environment, The Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme was launched. On our M25 DBFO project, Connect Plus Services is joining forces with Highways England in the journey to reducing the impact of packaging.
Crisp packet collection boxes are now in place in different locations across the Dartford depot and any brand of crisp packet is accepted.
Once collected, the crisp packets are cleaned and shredded to turn them into plastic pellets. These pellets are then transformed into park benches, plant pots, watering cans and cool bags.
The collaborative work between Connect Plus Services and Highways England in supporting the recycling solution for crisp packets has started in January 2019 and, since then, a total of 1,289 crisp packets have been collected.