Choc-a-block with recyclables
80 million Easter eggs come with a whole lot of packaging, but it’s not all doom and gloom.
Many chocolate companies have reduced the size and weight of their Easter egg packaging quite rapidly.
So, when it comes to Easter egg packaging, what can you recycle?
Easter egg boxes - They are made from cardboard, so just flatten them before you put them in the blue recycling bin.
Plastic moulds - They can be recycled as they’re made from PET, the same plastic that is used to make plastic bottles. Just make sure they are clean and not contaminated, which can make them harder to recycle.
Foil - Most Easter eggs are wrapped in foil, which is widely recycled in the UK. All you need to do is scrunch it up into a ball. Make sure it’s not too contaminated with chocolate or it might not be able to be recycled.
What you can’t recycle - chocolate bar wrappers will need to go into the general waste bin.
If you're ever in doubt about which bin it goes in, use the Waste Wizard.