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The potato chip [marker / maker] Pringles has improved its packaging. Pringles is well known for its large, round, [stocked / stacked] crisps as well as for its cylindrical container. However, the container [has / was] been criticised for being bad for the environment. A lot [of / oft] the criticism was because the tube was almost [possibly / impossible] to recycle. The BBC news agency said the container was "a recycler's [daydream / nightmare] ". It might have looked simple but it was made [down / up] of multiple materials. It had a plastic cap, a metal base, [on / an] aluminium tear-off cover and a foil-lined cardboard tube. This all made it nearly impossible [for / to] people to separate and recycle the container. The Recycling Association called it [once / one] of the "villains" of the recycling world.

Chiefs at Pringles went back to the [painting / drawing] board to make the packaging easier to recycle. They spent 12 months [design / designing] a new tube. This move was part [of / to] the company's promise to switch to 100 per cent reusable, recyclable [no / or] compostable packaging [by / of] the year 2025. A company spokesman said: "We are eager to [entertain / play] our part and reduce our [impart / impact] on the planet. And Pringles fans expect that of us too. So we've worked hard to [come / go] up with this new can, which is widely recyclable and keeps our chips fresh and [taste / tasty] and protects them from breaking up – which helps to reduce food waste." However, the new design still has a plastic lid. The Recycling Association said this would just [add / addition] to plastic pollution.

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