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How To Recycle Your Easter Egg Packaging

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Be A Good Egg And Recycle Your Waste!

Easter is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to dig into our favourite chocolate eggs. In today’s scrumptious blog, we’re going to unravel the mysteries of recycling those beloved Easter egg packaging materials, including the cardboard, plastic shell, and the glitzy foil wrapping. 

How To Recycle Easter Egg Packaging: Each Component Explained

  • The Cardboard Packaging

First up is the cardboard. To make sure your Easter egg box struts its way to recycling success, simply follow these simple steps:

  • Flatten the box, making it easier to transport and saving space in your recycling bin.
  • Remove any non-cardboard elements, such as plastic windows or foil inserts.
  • Pop it into your recycling bin with your other card and paper recyclables.

Estimates suggest that between 80 and 90 million chocolate eggs are eaten annually in Britain. And with this, comes a pile of waste left behind! As cardboard is recyclable, make sure to follow the steps above to recycle the waste effectively.

  • The Plastic Shell

Next, let’s tackle the often misunderstood plastic shell. Here’s how to ensure your plastic shell takes centre stage in the recycling process:

  • Give the plastic shell a quick rinse to remove any chocolate residue (the perfect excuse to indulge in a cheeky nibble).
  • Check your local council’s recycling guidelines, as different types of plastic may be accepted.
  • If accepted, place the plastic shell in the designated plastic recycling bin.

And there you have it, my friends. Your plastic shell is now ready to make its debut in the world of recycling!

  • Foil: The Glittering Accessory

Last, but certainly not least, is our dazzling foil wrapper. This shimmering metallic marvel is responsible for giving our Easter eggs that extra touch of glamour. To ensure your foil doesn’t end up on the recycling room floor, follow these steps:

  • Carefully peel the foil off your Easter egg, trying not to tear it.
  • Flatten the foil and fold it into a small square or rectangle.
  • Collect enough foil to create a ball. This will make it easier for recycling facilities to process.
  • Once you’ve amassed your glamorous foil orb, pop it into your recycling bin with your aluminium cans.

And there you have it, with these simple steps, you can ensure your easter egg packaging is environmentally-friendly. Together, we can make this easter egg-stra special, one recycled package at a time.


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