Cut egg-cessive waste this Easter

Colourful pile of Easter Eggs
Colourful pile of Easter Eggs

With nearly seven million Easter eggs being bought in Scotland this year, Zero Waste Scotland is encouraging people to recycle their holiday waste.

About 225 extra tonnes of waste is expected to be produced from Easter eggs, weighing the equivalent of 190,000 Easter bunnies! So people are being asked to stop and think when they are disposing the waste.

Iain Gulland, chief executive of Zero Waste Scotland, said: “Easter can traditionally be quite a wasteful time, but buying Easter eggs with less packaging of choosing homemade alternatives we can reduce the amount of packaging we throw out.

“Recycling where possible, or even re-using some of the packaging, can help capture the value of the materials.

“Over the Easter weekend many of us will be celebrating with friends and family and it’s easy to buy too much and end up wasting food. Planning meals in advance and making use of the leftovers can help save money and reduce our impact on the environment - visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.com to find out more.”