The eggs are eaten, the kids are hyper. The packaging and Easter waste are strewn around the house.
DON’T PUT IT IN THE RUBBISH BIN. An awful lot of Easter plastic packaging IS NOT recyclable (but, some Lindt packaging is made from corn starch and completely recyclable, biodegradable and sustainable) so please keep it out of landfill as long as you can. Much is recyclable (foil and card) and eggxactly perfect for art and craft.
According to Oxfam: an average 200g chocolate egg comes with 54g of card and 2g of foil. Add up all those grams from your street and that is a lot of waste.
I challenge you to reuse the packaging and foil from your Easter treats and post your pic to The Junk Wave’s facebook page.
Not arty? Upcycle your Easter packaging to a child care centre near you. Construction and craft feature heavily in most early childhood programs and interesting waste is always welcome.
Think before you throw. With every home in your street throwing out their Easter Waste today, our planet is going to be a little sadder, fuller and closer to melt down than it was yesterday.
Keep Easter waste out of landfill by reusing, up-cycling or smart crafting….and don’t forget to facebook us your Easter Egg packaging creation.
Photo of Glass Slipper (ugly blister) by Timothy Horn is from the
National Gallery of Australia