Words by Abi Scaife
Remembrance Day poppies are going eco-friendly.
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The Royal British Legion has made the decision to make their classic remembrance day poppies out of paper from now on.
The call means that this year, poppies will have a 40% smaller carbon footprint than usual, and are able to be recycled at home.
The poppies will be made out of ‘upcycled fibre’ - offcuts from the paper cup industry, created using wood pulp from FSC certified sources.
While the old poppies that still include plastic will still be available this year, that is only until current stocks run out, to reduce waste. After these current stocks are gone, it’s paper all the way!