29 Mar '12, 10am

Easter egg packaging still causing massive recycling headache in the UK

Easter egg packaging still causing massive recycling headache in the UK

New research commissioned by Lib Dem MP Jo Swinson has found that, despite promises from the confectionery giants, little progress has been made to reduce card and plastic waste and improve recyclability associated with the popular Easter eggs. 80 million Easter eggs are bought every year which generate an estimated 3,000 tonnes of UK waste (Wrap ), and the 2012 Easter Egg Packaging report shows the percentage of Easter egg boxes that is taken up by the actual chocolate egg (that's what we all want really) has not been reduced from last year's 38%. The report also criticises some manufacturers for failing to ensure that their packaging is made from widely recyclable materials - we all know what a headache that can be as different councils seem to have different rules for what can and cannot be recycled. Luxury eggs from Thorntons, Baileys and Marks & Spencer all continue t...

Full article: http://www.hippyshopper.com/2012/03/easter_egg_pack.html

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