Top tips for an egg-cellent Easter

Abi Cox baking away,  reducing food waste across South Yorkshire
Abi Cox
8 Apr 2020

It’s that time of year where Spring has arrived, flowers are starting to blossom and the delicious chocolate-covered eggs are starting to appear everywhere.

The famous Easter Mini Eggs

Each year, more than 8,000 tonnes of waste is generated from Easter egg packaging and cards alone. As you can imagine, this has a huge impact on our environment. 

 

There are many things that we can do to reduce this, here are some simple tips to follow.

 

Easter Egg Wrapping

 

Did you know that aluminium foil wrappers from your Easter treats are Egg-stremely recyclable? Even the Cadbury Crème Eggs that we all know and love!

 

If you are unsure whether your wrapping can be recycled, do the scrunch test! Simply scrunch the foil in your hand and if it stays in its ball then it can be recycled.

 

The cardboard boxes are perfectly recyclable, squash them down and put them with other cardboard recycling items.

 

Easter Cards

 

Can you believe that over 20 million cards are given around Easter time? If you are anything like us, they will end up away in a drawer or the even the bin once Easter has come to an end.

 

Rather than sending Easter cards, why not opt for a digital card or social media message? This is a great way of reducing the number of cards sent, plus you can design and personalise them so easily!

 

Easter Chocolate

 

If your house is anything like ours, Easter results in a mountain of chocolate – especially for the little ones. Why not get creative with it?

 

Melt the chocolate in a bowl and then dip some fresh fruit, a great activity for the little ones to get involved whilst providing some healthy treats!

 

Easter Sunday Dinner

 

Are you having an Easter Sunday dinner? Make sure you use the leftovers to portion up dinners for the rest of the week and pop them in the fridge or freezer. This way you have a delicious roast dinner ready whenever you fancy one and no food waste too!

 

Do you have any tips or tricks to share? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter by tagging us or using #SYrecycles.

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