BBC children’s show Blue Peter has announced that its famous badges will be going green, being made from old yoghurt pots.
The programme, which since 1967 has shown kids how to craft things out of old toilet roll tubes and other household waste, will launch two of the new recycled Blue Peter badges this month, with all of the show’s other plastic badges set to follow later in the year. In a renewed effort to give the show a more environmentally-friendly reputation, the plastic badges will be produced using material from the recycled pots in a UK factory powered by solar energy. Blue Peter Editor Ewan Vinnicombe said: “Blue Peter has been showing young viewers how to make something magical out of everyday objects throughout its history. We are thrilled to be recognised as a leader in sustainable production and that we have been able to find a perfect way of sharing this with our viewers whilst having a positive impact on the environment at the same time.”