Eiddwen Thomas (pictured) was flabbergasted to find this 20-year-old packet
A pensioner has blasted companies who use non-recyclable products in their packaging after unearthing a 20-year-old crisp packet in a popular Beauty spot.
Voluntary litter picker Eiddwen Thomas said she was ‘disgusted’ when she spotted the Tesco wrapper with a 1998 best before date near the foothills of Mount Snowdon, in Wales on Sunday.
The mother-of-two was horrified by the crisp packet that was on sale in the same year Google was founded and says it proves how damaging non-recyclable packaging can be.
Eiddwen, 65, claims she regularly finds other items such as cans of pop and packets which also date back to the last century.
Tesco declined to comment on the discovery but in 2017 they launched their Little Helps plan, which promises to make all packaging ‘fully recyclable or compostable by 2025.’
Retired care assistant Eiddwen from Llanberis, Wales, said: 'When I found that packet and saw the old design and date, I was flabbergasted. I think it’s diabolical that some companies still use these materials even today.
'I’m on a mission to stop using non-recyclable plastic now and that’s why I wanted to share this image.
The volunteer says that she regularly finds items dating back to last century while she is litter-picking at the site
'It’s awful that companies are allowed to package products using this kind of material.
'You don’t appreciate it when you’re told that plastic bags and packaging aren’t biodegradable until you see this.
'I couldn’t believe that something from 1998 would still be around, almost fully intact. The only thing giving it away was the date and packaging design.'
She has now termed non-recyclable waste ‘the bane of nature’ after noticing the negative affect it had on the area, which is legally protected for conservation purposes.
Mrs Thomas (pictured with her husband Eurwyn) is