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Will Pot Noodle switch to paper packaging?

Words by Blyth Brentnall

It’s convenient to prepare and soon it might also become conveniently recyclable. The popular UK instant snack, Pot Noodle, is trialling packaging made from FSC-certified paper. 

Hooray! Where and when can I get it?

Initially, the paper pot will be sold in Tesco supermarkets across the UK. They’ve stocked 500,000 pots of the brand’s most popular flavour, Chicken & Mushroom.

Shoppers will be asked for feedback on the paper pot and if they like it, Pot Noodle will switch its entire snack range to paper.

The move would be hugely beneficial to the environment, removing 4,000 tonnes of virgin plastic from the production process each year - the equivalent in weight to about 38 blue whales!

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Every Can Counts. This is a not-for-profit recycling programme, encouraging people to recycle more often, to protect our planet. Support them here.

Trees For Cities. They are working to plant more trees within large metropolitan areas, for the betterment of people and planet. Support them here.

The Canal & Rivers Trust. The Rivers Trust are conservation experts who work to create wild, healthy, natural rivers. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Responsible Consumption and Production.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs