Beaconsfield People - Be Good Egg's This Easter
By Mitchec6 | Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 20:07
South Bucks District Council is encouraging its residents to be good eggs and remember to recycle this Easter.
Be Good Eggs This Easter!
Each year approximately 8,000 tonnes of waste is generated from the 80 million chocolate eggs sold in the UK - yet the traditional card packaging can easily be recycled by placing it in your black box.
South Bucks District Councillor Bill Lidgate, Portfolio Holder for the Environment, says "We all enjoy an Easter egg or two over the holidays but let's not forget about all the packaging waste they produce. South Bucks residents already recycle a more than a third of their waste helping to save valuable energy and resources, recycling this extra Easter rubbish can help keep this recycling rate up and reduce pressure on landfill sites so lets remember to fill our recycling boxes."
Why not try some of the tips and fun children's activities below to help crack your Easter egg waste:
Look for Easter eggs/ Easter products with the least amount of packaging.
Make a recycled Easter basket and fill with smaller eggs with less or no plastic packaging.
Use old Easter egg plastic packaging as a mould to make your own Easter eggs!
Give each other hand painted eggs and use them to make delicious pancake breakfast.
Make your own Easter cards using junk materials.
Use your bring sites and grey bins for your Easter egg boxes.
Recycle all your cans, bottles, paper and plastic bottles using your recycling boxes and the various bring sites throughout the district, see www.southbucks.gov.uk.