Are Walkers moving fast enough?

University student Emily Stevenson used the occasion of her graduation ceremony to raise awareness of the fact that Walkers crisps are not only made from non-recyclable materials, but have agreed to a painfully slow transition to recyclable materials.

Emily made her dress out of crisp packets, inspired by the old and endless empty packets she would see littering the beaches of Plymouth on a daily basis.

Knowing that a further 28 billion non-recyclable crisp packets will be produced between now and 2025 (when they claim they will make recyclable ones), Emily felt that this was simply not good enough, and wore her gown in protest.

What do you think? Should big businesses such as Walkers be moving much faster to tackle our plastic pollution problem?

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