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Students turning crisp packets into blankets for the homeless

14 January 2021

Textile students at Haywards Heath College are making blankets for the homeless – and doing their bit for the environment.

The A-level students are recycling crisp packets by fusing them into making a range of survival blankets for homeless people.

The project came about during their research into using recycled plastics and materials, exploring the theme of ‘waste’ for their studies.

Collectively, the students have been bringing in bags full of crisp packets collected from friends and family. They are working as a team to wash the packets and prepare them, before starting work on creating the blankets at a time when the homeless community need them most.