RECYCLING warriors at a Barry primary school have teamed up with an organisation which tackles the seemingly non-recyclable.

Pupils from Ysgol Gwaun y Nant’s eco committee have joined up with Walkers Crisps and TerraCycle to create a free recycling scheme which accepts all empty crisp packets.

The Gibbonsdown Welsh medium school has also teamed up with McVitie's, Carr's, Go Ahead, and Jacob's to create a free recycling programme for any brand of biscuit, cracker, and cake wrappers.

Anyone can drop off their used crisp packets and wrappers at the school.

The empty packets are sent away to be separated by plastic type, cleaned, and extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products.

Year 6 pupil Fraya Zasikowski said: “While we aren’t allowed to eat crisps during our play time we all eat crisps at home.

“We thought it would be a good idea for us to reduce plastic waste by getting involved in the project.

“I think that there are only three collection sites in Barry and we’re one of them.”

Year 6 pupil Archie Bell said: “Some of us have been learning about the damage that plastic causes the environment.

“We really wanted to do something to help.

“We need to because we have a responsibility to look after our planet.”

Year 5 pupil Seren Edwards added: “We would like everyone in Barry to think about what happens to their waste and bring their empty crisp packets to us so that they can be recycled.”

Ysgol Gwaun y Nant head teacher, Rhydian Lloyd said: “I think it’s a fantastic scheme.

“I’m very proud that the pupils felt strongly enough to take action and get involved.

“As an added bonus the school receives £1 for every kilogram of crisp packets collected.”

The free re-cycling programme accepts any brand of biscuit, cracker and cake wrappers.

If you would like the school to recycle your crisp packets or biscuit wrappers take them to the school - Ysgol Gymraeg Gwaun y Nant, Amroth Court, Caldy Close, Gibbonsdown, Barry, CF62 9DU.