2 Feb 2024

Chip packet thermal blankets ramping up production Part 1

From Checkpoint, 5:46 pm on 2 February 2024

A charity using recycled chip packets to make thermal blankets wants to ramp up production with predictions even more kiwi families will be in the cold come winter.

The chip project uses cleaned and dried potato chip packaging to make the light weight foil blankets, like the ones emergency services use.

The charity estimates more than quarter of a million of the blankets could be needed this year with many households struggling with the cost of living and heating options beyond their budgets.

Chip Packet Project founder Terrena Griffiths speaks to Lisa Owen.