Shock as crisp packet dating back 32 years found in Chesterfield woodland

Volunteer litter-pickers have been left stunned after finding a 32-year-old crisp packet while clearing an area of woodland near to a Chesterfield school.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 2:09 pm

Members of the Chesterfield Litter Picking Group discovered the Rowntrees Crunchy Fries wrapper outside the grounds of Tupton Hall Secondary School, in an area of woodland close to the boundary fence.

The group, which was set up in September, said it was their oldest find so far – dating all the way back to 1989.

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The salt and vinegar flavoured snack was found by the Chesterfield Litter Picking Group while out in Tupton
The salt and vinegar flavoured snack was found by the Chesterfield Litter Picking Group while out in Tupton

Spokesperson Tracey Clifford said: “We were shocked at the date on it, we’ve never found one as old as that. We also found quite a few walkers crisp packets from 1995 and 1996, it’s unbelievable!”

She added: “People really need to take notice that these don’t break down and just sit there for years and years creating layers of rubbish in the ground which will impact wildlife living there along with looking a mess.”

For more information on Chesterfield Litter Picking Group’s litter picks visit their Facebook.

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The Rowntrees Crunchy Fries packet dates back to 1989

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