Be an Egg-cellent recycler this Easter


Are you looking forward to tucking into some tasty chocolate treats this Easter? Did you know 3,000 tonnes of Easter egg packaging is produced in the UK each year?

Enjoy Easter and limit your egg-stra waste by trying our top recycling tips:

  • Easter egg cardboard box – compress or fold this and take it to your nearest household recycling centre or recycling bank. It can also be torn up and put in your home composting bin
  • Foil – scrunch up aluminium foil and this can be recycled at some recycling banks
  • When buying your Easter treats, try to choose eggs with minimal packaging or ones using more recyclable materials
  • Try making your own tasty Easter treats – children love helping to make chocolate cornflake cakes as well as getting creative and hand painting/decorating eggs
  • Recycle any Easter cards you receive. You can also send your Easter greetings by e-card
  • Save the plastic egg shell and use it to make your own chocolate eggs next year

So after you’ve indulged in chocolate egg or two, remember to reuse and recycle as much of the packaging as possible.

Find out about what the retail industry (opens in a new window) has been doing to reduce Easter egg packaging.

Happy Easter!

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