Scottish crisp brand Mackie’s has joined the crisp-packet recycling scheme launched earlier this year by Walkers Crisps and recycling company TerraCycle.
This means that the company can collect used crisp packets (both its own and other brands) at its factory at Errol between Perth and Dundee, in order to send them to TerraCycle for recycling. The recovered material could be used to make a range of products including plant pots, watering cans, cool-bags and even outdoor furniture.
Members of the public can drop off empty crisp packets (but not popcorn bags, crisp tubes, pretzel or meat snack bags) in the reception area at Errol during normal working hours Monday to Friday. Walkers launched its recycling scheme at the end of December 2018 following public pressure. There are more than 11,600 locations participating in the scheme across the UK.
The announcement comes as Mackie’s Crisps approach their tenth birthday, with producer Mackie’s having been founded in 2009 as a joint venture between Dundee-based Taylor Farms and ice cream manufacturer Mackie’s of Scotland.