Only half of the packaging of kettles, air fryers and stick vacuums is being recycled, according to a survey by the consumer group

The majority of the country’s most popular appliances are being packaged in unsustainable materials, a review by Choice has found, prompting the consumer rights group to call for an urgent overhaul of how brands box their products.

Comparing the packaging of 38 kettles, air fryers and stick vacuums across different household brands Choice found while some manufacturers are using recyclable cardboard and fibre to package their products, others are using unstable materials such as landfill-bound polystyrene.

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