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How To Have A Green Easter
Chocolate Easter eggs are possibly one of the most over-packaged products on the market. A huge cardboard box, perhaps a plastic moulding to hold the chocolate egg in place, then a shiny foil wrapping – all to hold a hollow egg, weighing only maybe 110g.
Many companies have now addresses this and have reducued the amount of packaging used in their Easter eggs.
I Was Given An Over-Packaged Egg - What Can I Do?
If you receive an egg like this, you can minimise the environmental impact;
How Do I Give An Environmentally Friendly Egg?
The best thing to do if you are giving eggs is to choose those with the least packaging – chose ones that are only wrapped in foil, or give an Easter gift instead.
How about traditional hand-painted Easter eggs and papier mache eggs using the plastic packaging from an egg as a mould? This could then be decorated and filled with sweets or gifts.
If you really want to give a traditional type of Easter egg there are lots of fairtrade and organic Easter eggs available.
Some interesting facts about Chocolate Easter Eggs
About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of Reduce Reuse Recycle.
Updated 21st February 2017
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