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Wishing you all an egg-cellent Easter from Better Waste Solutions!

It’s springtime, which marks the start of a new season and new beginnings. With the odd rays of sunshine peeking out between our regular British showers, people are starting to get excited about what’s to come for the rest of the year. Now that spring is here, Easter is fast approaching and our team at Better Waste Solutions is getting ready for a visit from the Easter bunny!

Easter means different things to different people; some people use the holiday to celebrate their faith and others are just happy to use the holiday as time to spend with their families. No matter how you spend the holiday, there’s one thing we are almost certain of here at Better Waste Solutions, which is that nothing beats a bit of chocolate!

There’s nothing better than tucking into an Easter egg and we’ve found out some very interesting facts about Easter.

  • The first chocolate Easter egg in the UK was launched in 1873 by the company Fry’s.
  • Easter was named after the Anglo-Saxon Goddess Eostre. She was honoured at pagan festivals celebrating the arrival of spring. Eostre was depicted as a fertility goddess and a goddess of dawn and light.
  • Before the chocolate eggs we all know and love, Easter eggs were originally made from cardboard. People would fill these cardboard eggs with chocolate and treats.
  • Chocolate sales during Easter make up 10 percent of the UK’s chocolate spending for the whole year.
Easter Waste

As a waste management company, Better Waste Solutions is always concerned about eco-friendly waste practices, especially during holidays when there is extra waste. However, did you know that the packaging from Easter eggs is now widely recyclable?

Packaging for Easter eggs has continued to change vastly over the years. Especially in the early 2000s, Easter eggs would be sold in a lot of packaging. These eggs would come in a large cardboard box, plastic packaging, and foil, not forgetting the plastic wrappers from the extra chocolate bars that were often included. The packaging from these Easter eggs would often end up in landfills as they weren’t recyclable. Over the years, companies have changed how they package their Easter eggs, opting for more eco-friendly options. Packaging has become minimal and highly recyclable.

So, how can modern Easter egg packaging be disposed of?

Easter Egg Boxes: Easter egg boxes are now a lot smaller, use less cardboard and great news, are usually completely recyclable. The cardboard can be flattened down and popped in the regular recycling bin.

Plastic Packaging: Most eggs now come without plastic support moulds, opting for recyclable cardboard trays instead. However, if your Easter egg does come with a plastic mould, don’t fret! Most egg moulds are made from recyclable plastic, so just double check the back of the box before popping it in the recycle bin.

Chocolate Egg Foil: Easter egg foil is widely recyclable. Just make sure that it isn’t contaminated with the chocolate and is clean before scrunching up and popping in the recycling.

Chocolate Bar Wrappers: Unfortunately, not all chocolate bar wrappers are recyclable. Most wrappers should be disposed of in the general waste bin. If in doubt, just check the back of the box.

So, after finishing off your Easter eggs this year, have a quick peek at the back of the box and recycle the packing wherever possible. Everyone can have a Hoppy Easter for years to come if we all keep thinking green!