Waste Reduction Information

EASTER WASTE – Tips to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Compost

Although Aluminum Foil and Plastic Wrappers on Easter Eggs may look pretty, it’s not so pretty when you consider the impact on our enviroment becasue of the energy and resources that it takes to make it. There are things you can do to try to avoid or reduce this.

AVOID & REDUCE

  • Make your own chocolate eggs
  • Paint or dye boiled eggs with food colouring
  • Bake your own sweet treats or buy from a local bakery to avoid excess packaging
  • Especially within the home – try to avoid individually wrapped eggs
  • Pick the eggs and other treats with the least packaging
  • Purchases fewer larger eggs so that any foil can be easily balled together for recycling
  • Use refillable wooden baskets oe cloth bags to hold your package free or homemade treats
  • Avoid cellophane wrap on Easter baskets
  • For larger gifts consider giving an experience or something purchased local
  • To reduce food waste – plan for  your Easter meal and only buy what you need, then use your left-overs

REUSE

  • Easter Baskets and Foil wrappers to make decorations
  • Gift boxes, clam shell containers from strawberry or tomatoes, egg cartons, etc. to package your eggs and other treats
  • Plastic molded eggs to make your own chocolate eggs

RECYCLE

  • Aluminum Foil Wrappers ( recyclable containers)
  • Clean Paper Boxes  (paper bag) with plastic window removed (garbage)

COMPOST

  • Food scraps from your Easter meal
  • Shredded paper fillers
  • Paper boxes soiled with chocolate or other food residue (remove plastic garbage)
  • Boiled egg shells decorated with food coloring
  • Easter plants at their end-of-life

 

 

 

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