Have a Greener Easter
Did you know that every year over 80 million Easter eggs are brought by the chocolate loving public?
In the UK alone, this amounts to an estimated 3,000 tonnes of waste produced by the packaging.
Manufacturers of Easter Eggs have recently come under fire for not doing enough to ensure that the packaging is recyclable friendly with luxury brands like Thornton’s, M & S and Baileys continuing to use plastic that is not recyclable by most local authorities.
With this in mind we have compiled a list of easy and cheap ways to have a more environmentally friendly Easter this year. Not only will it help keep the landfills free from un-recyclable packaging, it will be a fun way to celebrate Easter with the family!
- Make your own Easter Eggs! Probably the most fun way to have a greener Easter is making your own Easter Eggs which all the family can participate in. What you will need: Easter Egg Mould. Chocolate, milk chocolate, dark or white, but preferably Fair Trade. Tubes of icing to decorate the egg and recyclable paper to wrap it.
- Buy eggs with recyclable packaging If the above seems a little too much for you, you can buy your Easter Eggs from the manufacturer Nestle who are the first major confectioner to make its full Easter range 100% recyclable! Nestle manufacturer one out of every 5 Easter Eggs sold in the UK and are behind chocolate such as Smarties, Aero and Kit-Kat, so choose your eggs carefully!
- Host an organic egg treasure hunt. To get the children involved how about having an organic egg treasure hunt? Attach all the clues to chicken eggs and hide for the children to find. The person who finds the most eggs in a set timescale wins the Easter egg at the end (organic and fair-trade of course!)
- Finally, if you do get given Easter Eggs with lots of packaging, be sure to do the right thing and recycle responsibly.
Have a Happy Green Easter!