Poppies will look different ahead of Armistice Day for the first time in 54 years after a change in manufacturing.

For the first time in nearly five-and-a-half decades, poppies will not contain plastic in a bid to be more eco-friendly.

The Royal British Legion said: “We have been working with suppliers and the relevant experts to produce a new poppy that has minimal impact on the environment.

"The RBL is committed to reducing the amount of single-use plastic.”

You will see poppies being sold everywhere in the leas up to Armistice Day as the UK remembers service men and women who died in service.

When should I start wearing a poppy?

Traditionally poppies are worn from October 31st – 11 days before Armistice day on November 11.

You will often see RBL volunteers in public spaces with collection buckets.

What side should I wear my poppy?

The British Legion website states: "We often hear people debating the 'correct' way to wear a poppy, but the truth is, unless you're currently serving, there is no 'correct' way. 

"It’s a matter of personal choice whether someone chooses to wear a poppy and how they choose to wear it. We simply ask that if you do wear a poppy, you wear it with pride."