Wealden District Council

Be an egg cellent recycler this Easter

Media Release : 05 April 2017

We all love chocolate Easter eggs, but they don’t half come with a lot of packaging.

Easter eggs

Around 80 million Easter eggs are sold in the UK each year, producing 4,500 tonnes of packaging. The majority of it is recyclable. So for an environment –friendly Easter, limit your egg-stra waste by trying our top recycling tips:

  • When buying your Easter treats, look for eggs with minimal packaging or ones using more recyclable materials.
  • Make sure the packaging from Easter eggs is recycled. You can put all your cardboard, plastic packaging, foil, cans, beverage cartons and paper into your Wealden recycling bin.
  • Alternatively, you can use the colourful foil for arts and crafts projects or you could save the plastic egg shells to use as moulds to make your own chocolate eggs next year.
  • Making your own Easter eggs is an excellent way to keep reduce the packaging and still give friends and family a yummy treat. There are recipes on the Food pages of the BBC website.
  • If you are entertaining over Easter, whether it’s a barbecue, roast dinner or even a party buffet, you can make your food and money go further, by visiting the Love Food Hate Waste website (external link). There’s plenty of great recipes and other ideas.
  • About 10 million cards are sent and received in the UK each Easter. You can always send an email or some e-cards to wish your friends and family a Happy Easter saving money and the environment.

Waste and recycling collection will take place on both Good Friday and Easter Monday, so don’t forget to put your bins out as usual. For more information on what can be recycled in Wealden, visit our recycling pages.

Happy Easter!