Crisps made from veggie waste are an ideal way to use up leftover food, which would otherwise go to landfill. Most crisp packets can’t be recycled, which is why they are so problematic. There are schemes run by Terracycle to organise community recycling.
- Spare Snacks sells crisps made from veggie waste (leftover apples, pears and beetroots) that would otherwise have gone to landfill. Most councils can recycle their recycle-ready packaging.
- Another alternative is to simply make your own crisps (this is healthier too, as they are usually baked, rather than fried). Most involve using a mandoline to slice the potatoes very thin, so choose a good brand like OXO Good Grips, as it has a safety guard.
- Two Farmers (Herefordshire) offers crisps in compostable packaging. However now we have yet another worry, as reports from Australia are suggesting koalas are being harmed by some harvesting methods. But the company does offer sharing tins, ideal for big crowds and pubs. The vegan flavours are Lightly Salted and Sea Salt & Vinegar.