There is a very good reason why ‘reduce’ and ‘reuse’ were chosen as the first words in the phrase ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ and it wasn’t just because it trips off the tongue nicely! Before we think about recycling anything, the very best thing that we can do for the environment is simply to use less resources in our daily life.
This is a hard concept for many of us to get our brain around; in the west we live in such a consumer driven society that it is easy to think that the purpose of life is to Buy More Stuff. Yes, we have to buy some stuff, but there are many ways in which we can minimise the amount of stuff we buy and resources which we consume.
It's lovely to receive a chocolate egg at Easter, so even better why not make it a yummy organic, ethical or fairtrade Easter egg?