readers criticise walkers crisp packet post campaign - metallised plastic film
BBC readers have criticised a campaign to see people post empty-bag Pacers potato chips. The non-
Recycled plastic bags are being posted in an attempt to convince crisp manufacturers to create an alternative.
BBC readers questioned the logic of the protest.
It was suggested that it would be simpler to avoid buying packages.
However, the 38-degree Sports team said: "There should be no conflict between eating your favorite snacks and caring about the environment.
"Royal Mail is legally obliged to deliver the parcel and urges people to use the envelope because the parcel has to be sorted by hand, causing delays.
The reader oldernotwiser's response offers many flavors.
"Why are you posting them?
Don't eat them if you have problems.
"Stop wasting Post's time.
It's not his/her fault. Really. . .
You can't make it up!
"People have been taking selfies to post their own packets and sharing them on social media with label packetinkers.
Prior to that, a petition was held at 38 Degrees, calling on walkers to make their packages recyclable.
Pacers promise to make all their packages 100% recyclable, compost or biodegradable by 2025.
The obvious difference commented: "Protest against Walker potato chips through consumption?
This is indeed a new form of protest.
"So, people are buying products to protest against the companies that produce them," added Alexbuckenham ? "? "I'll pre-
Anyone says people won't buy more to do so.
Social media sparked protests.
However, some readers, including HL, have seen the benefits of the campaign.
"All the complaints, well, are not buying their products.
What's wrong with this?
I like potato chips.
Public pressure will force companies to make better decisions.
Baggiebird8 added: "I think this is a good point of view. . .
Potato chips that have never been packaged in metal film (
We ate it anyway.
A 38-degree spokesperson said: "We absolutely encourage anyone who joins the 38-degree anti-Walker potato chips campaign to listen to Royal Mail advice and use envelopes when mailing packages.
"After all, we want our message to be delivered to the Pacers as quickly and easily as possible.
The spokesman also talked about the self-advice of the campaign.
If people buy potato chips and put them in the post, it's too bad.
"We don't encourage people to buy extra Walker potato chips just to get them back into the post," they said . ".
"But the British like potato chips, and the Pacers account for 56% of the British Potato snack market.
"There should be no conflict between eating your favorite snacks and caring about the environment, so we encourage people who eat Walkers potato chips to send back the crispy packs they used.