spring-green this Easter
Jessica Rees
Sustainability and Engagement Officer
2 minute read

Easter is celebrated on Sunday 31st March this year and we're sharing some great ways to tap into spring-green with eco-friendly ideas to celebrate. Every year we create more than 4,000 tonnes of plastic waste due to Easter egg packaging, along with 9,600 tonnes of cardboard waste.

Here are some tips for you and your family to generate less waste this Easter:

  • Opt for Easter eggs that have recyclable/biodegradable packaging – make sure you check out how to dispose of the packaging.


  • Consider using hollow, tin eggs and a tin Easter basket to put your own choccy treats in. Tin lasts much longer than plastic and it can even be recycled. Also perfect for those Easter egg hunts.


  • Make your own chocolate eggs – Buying a silicone egg mould will allow you to make your own Easter eggs year after year.


  • Wrap gifts with Easter themed fabric as some wrapping paper cannot be recycled. You can even use a tea towel to wrap a gift which can then be used in the kitchen after.


  • Avoid plastic Easter decorations – paper decorations can be recycled, and fabric decorations can be used multiple times.


Being more waste conscious around holiday festivities ensures your celebrations are cleaner and greener. Check out how we as are tackling climate change and making cleaner choices through our Green Plans.