Crisp packets are currently not recyclable and should be thrown away in your general rubbish bin.
Although the inside of the packet is shiny and looks like foil, it is in fact a metallised plastic film. This type of material is not currently recycled and should not be put in your recycling bin.
Do the scrunch test!
An easy way to find out if an item is foil or metallised plastic film, is to do the scrunch test. simply scrunch the item in your hand – if it remains ‘scrunched’ it is foil and can be recycled; if it springs back it is probably metallised plastic film and not recyclable.