Royal British Legion urged to create recyclable red poppies

Royal British Legion urged to create recyclable red poppies

Campaigners say current design that includes plastic should be replaced with a sustainable version

Remembrance poppies should be fully recyclable or even biodegradable, say green campaigners, amid fears millions will end up in landfill this month.

The Royal British Legion produces about 30m poppies each year. Although the flower and leaf are made from paper, the green stem and black centre are plastic.

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