In the UK more than 80 million boxed chocolate eggs are purchased each year at Easter, generating 4,370 tonnes of card waste and costing around £299 million (according to this article).
Here are some simple tips to help us reduce our impact and green-up our Easter.
- Choose eggs with less packaging or invest in a mould and make your own.
- Crumple up all that foil into tennis-ball-sized clumps, and put it in your recycling bin instead of sending it to landfills.
- A few days before you leave for your long weekend save the excess food in your fridge and either make it/freeze it/eat it or give it to locals for them to use through a service like Olio.
- If you have too many eggs from family and friends and you are not keen on encouraging childhood obesity you can also share the love with neighbours through Olio
- If you’re making boiled eggs, water your plants with the cooled water you boiled them in. The calcium-rich liquid will give them an easter treat as well (thanks to Hubbub for that gem) .
Such simple ideas can have a massive effect on our collective future.
Make it HEALTHY (say what?)
If you’d like to make your own chocolate, that is also healthy would you believe… ask me for the recipe here.
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