Sourcing & Sustainability

Question: Are your crisp bags recyclable?
Answer: Yes.  In 2018 we launched the UK’s first nationwide Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme.  We’ve partnered with TerraCycle to make it easier to recycle our crisp packets and reduce the impact we have on the environment.  This is another step in our journey towards making all our packaging 100% recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2025. Find out more here -
Question: How do I participate in the Walkers Crisps recycling scheme?
Answer: You can drop off your crisp packets at one of hundreds public collection points around the UK. Once collected, they’re cleaned, shredded and turned into small plastic pellets, used to make useful plastic items such as park benches, fence posts and flooring. Find out more here -
Question: What packets can be recycled in the new scheme?
Answer: All crisp packets are accepted.
Question: Why don't you use recycled materials for your packaging?
Answer: The law prohibits us from using recycled plastic for food packaging. What’s great about our new Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme is that we’re making new items that have a long life, including fence posts and flooring.
Question: What are you doing to reduce the emissions used to make your crisps?
Answer: From collecting potatoes from farms, to delivering to stores, we’re constantly looking at ways to reduce our CO2 emissions. We’re making our factories more energy efficient and making sure our vehicles spend no longer than necessary on the roads. You can read more about what we’re doing to help the environment at
Question: How do you source your potatoes?
Answer: Our potatoes come from 88 different British farms. Walkers have been working with some of these farms  for 3 generations!
Question: How have the flavours and suppliers been quality checked?
Answer: Before commencing work with any of our suppliers, extensive background checking and procurement processing is undertaken so that we can be sure that we are working with the finest quality producers.
Question: Do you test your flavours on animals?
Answer: No we do not test our products on animals.
Question: Where are the ingredients sourced for other ranges?
Answer: Most of our ingredients are sourced from the UK and Europe. For certain ingredients such as spices, we source from further afield.
Question: How are you making the production of your crisps more sustainable?
Answer: We are constantly looking at ways to make the whole process from farm to store more sustainable, from improving the irrigation in our fields to reducing the amount of carbon emissions in our factories. 

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