Ribble Valley recycling company's crisp packet scheme backed by students in Burnley

Jessica Gizon with some of the crisp packets she and her fellow pupils at St Augustine's RC Primary School in Burnley have collected for Terracycle in Clitheroe
Jessica Gizon with some of the crisp packets she and her fellow pupils at St Augustine's RC Primary School in Burnley have collected for Terracycle in Clitheroe

A reycling scheme that is being spearheaded by a Clitheroe company has won support from a Burnley primary school.

Students at St Augustine's RC Primary School have been collecting packets to pass on to Terracycle which has joined forces with crisp manufacturer Walkers.

The scheme prevents crisp packets ending up in landfill which helps the environment whilst waste recycling also funds schools and organisations.

Karen Guest said: "As a Green Flag school, we do all we can to help the environment and pupils have really embraced this.

"We don't encourage eating too many crisps but pupils have been bringing bags in from all over to recycle."

Once collected, the bags are sent to Terracycle who will shred them ready to be turned into other basic plastic items.