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Egg-cellent Easter recycling

Restrictions are starting to ease, but you must still remember: Hands. Face. Space. Fresh air. Check the current rules.

Help make this Easter as eco-friendly as possible with our top 3 tips for recycling your Easter egg packaging.

  1. Be egg-cellent in a super easy way - flatten the cardboard box the egg comes packaged in and pop it in your recycling bin.
  2. Enjoy your tasty Easter egg - we call this part 'reducing', from the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle).
  3. Get ready for the scrunch test! Did you know that even the foil on the egg can be recycled? Scrunch the foil up, and if it stays scrunched up, this means it can be recycled and can go straight into your blue lid bin. If it springs back when you scrunch it, this is rubbish and usually means the foil contains plastic too, so it'll need to go in with your general waste instead.

If you get Easter cards and presents, remember you can recycle paper and card in your blue lid bin too. Remove any glitter from the cards, and if your wrapping paper passes the scrunch test, that can go in too. If it stays scrunched it's safe to be recycled; if it springs back it's rubbish, so add it to your general waste.

Any Easter blooms can be added to your green waste bin as fortnightly collections are due to start again from 6 April. Check your next collection date on your calendar.

If you’re planning to enjoy some Easter food with family and friends, please remember to continue to follow social distancing with people from outside of your households and wash your hands regularly. An Easter basket full of hand gel could make a great centre-piece and would definitely be a talking point! If you’re left with any ingredients and you’ve run out of inspiration, don’t throw it away. Love Food Hate Waste has some great recipe ideas.