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Recycle all your eggstra packaging this Easter

10 April 2019

If you're lucky enough to be visited by the Easter Bunny you may notice that more waste is created at Easter.

That’s why we're reminding sweet-toothed residents to recycle all that extra packaging, including Easter egg boxes, foil wrappers and clean tissue paper.

Around 80 million chocolate eggs are sold in the UK every year – and that means a lot of additional cardboard, plastic packaging and foil wrapping that is generated.

The good news is that Easter packaging seems to be getting greener, with most of the eggs packaged mainly in cardboard and foil, and a couple completely plastic-packing free.

So, it seems that retailers and manufacturers have been making changes. Now it's up to you to make an eggs-tra effort to recycle your Easter goodies.

Ian McMurdy, our Waste Awareness Officer, said: "We know that our residents love to recycle and every Easter we always see a seasonal increase in packaging in our residents' kerbside bins.

"These Easter treats may not help reduce our waistlines, but we can help slim our black bin by recycling as much packaging as possible."

Our four Household Waste Recycling Centres in Ampthill, Biggleswade, Leighton Buzzard and Thorn Turn near Dunstable will be open as normal during the Easter weekend for anyone wishing to get rid of their excess packaging.

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