Homebuilder racks up snacks for recycling homelessness charity

WARRINGTON-based developer David Wilson Homes North West has gathered a collection of crisp packets for a donation to a homelessness charity which recycles the packets to create survival equipment for the homeless.

The sustainable housebuilder’s employees have made the donation of crisp packets to The Crisp Packet Project, as part of its efforts to recycle and support the homeless and vulnerable community in the process.
All of the crisp packets will be donated to the charity which recycles them to create survival equipment for those in need, and a £500 donation has also been made by David Wilson Homes to support the efforts of the charity.
It takes 44 packets to make a survival sheet, 55 for a blanket and 100 to make a bivi bag which, for simply keeping hold of a crisp packet after consumption, can make a huge difference for homeless people across the UK.
Pen Huston, Founder and Director of the Crisp Packet Project, said: “Together we can make a difference in how we consume and recycle and get creative using one use plastic waste, to help someone be a little bit more comfortable in their situation and, in extreme weather, save lives. Crisp Packet Project HQ thanks David Wilson Homes for its support so that we can help others.”
The worldwide project was introduced in November 2019 by Pen Huston, and many hundreds of people have now made these items to help others to keep warm.
All unwashed crisp packets are donated to Terracyle KP; an organisation which helps The Crisp Packet Project to raise funds for its headquarters in Hastings, plus the Rain Forest.
Philippa Stewart, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes North West, said: “For us to complete such a simple task after lunch, it’s great that we’re able to support The Crisp Packet Project’s incredible efforts to help homeless people in need and we’re proud of our employees for collecting such a large number of packets.”
“The Crisp Packet Project does a fantastic job in supporting homeless people, but also in its efforts to recycle and this links to our own objectives to become the leading sustainable housebuilder.”
More information about the work of the charity can be found by visiting the website www.crisppacketproject.com
For more information about David Wilson Homes and any of its nearby developments, visit the website www.dwh.co.uk/new-homes/north-west/cheshire

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