Ways To Reduce And Recycle Egg-cessive Easter Waste

by | Mar 24, 2016 | Ideas, Recycling

Ways To Reduce And Recycle Egg-cessive Easter Waste

by | Mar 24, 2016 | Ideas, Recycling

Are you ready for Easter? It’s that fantastic time of the year again, where we can indulge ourselves in egg shaped chocolate. And if you are like me, then you will never be too old to enjoy an Easter egg.

Among the excitement of Easter egg hunts and mountains of chocolate, we always have to consider the copious amounts of waste that follows.

In the UK alone, we are estimated to produce around 4,000 tonnes of waste each year on just Easter egg rubbish alone. However, manufacturers have cut the volume of unnecessary packaging considerably without causing additional waste being produced by damaged Easter eggs.

One of the main reasons the packing is there, is to project the eggs from damage. Because, who after all wants to receive their long-awaited egg broken into pieces?

We as consumers need to be conscious of the waste that we produce and where it ends up. But what can you do about it?

Buy wise – when it comes to choosing your Easter eggs read the label and be aware of what the packaging is made of – is it recyclable?

Nestle became the first manufacturer to make its entire range of Easter egg packaging 100% recyclable, with many other manufacturers following in their footsteps.

Choose Easter eggs with less packaging – Cadbury have launched a range of unboxed Easter eggs, and the Cadbury crème egg packaging only counts for 6% of the product.

After you’ve worked your way through all of those Easter treats, make sure you dispose of your packaging waste in the best way.

Have a an egg-cellent Easter from The People At The Waste Company!

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