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Last Updated: Monday October 11 2010 07:25 GMT

Crisp packets could be made from potatoes


Recycled potato peelings could be used to make environmentally-friendly crisp packets, a top snack company has said.

Walkers said it had already developed crisp bags made from wood pulp - but they were a bit 'crackly' and might have put off customers.

Now the company hopes that bags made of waste from potatoes would prove more appealing.

Walkers, the UK's biggest crisp maker, is aiming to make packets out of peelings by around 2012.

A spokesman for the company said they wanted to make bags that would naturally break down and rot. They make 10 million bags of crisps each day.