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Egg-cellent Easter recycling

Help make this Easter as eco-friendly as possible with our top 4 tips for recycling your Easter egg packaging.

  1. When you buy an Easter egg, make sure you choose a 'cracking' retailer who doesn't include plastic in their packaging.
  2. Be egg-cellent in a super easy way - flatten the cardboard box the egg comes packaged in and pop it in your recycling bin.
  3. Enjoy your tasty Easter egg - we call this part 'reducing', from the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle).
  4. Get ready for the scrunch test! Did you know that even the foil on the egg can be recycled? Scrunch the foil up, and if it stays scrunched up, this means it can be recycled and can go straight into your blue lid bin. If it springs back when you scrunch it, this is rubbish and usually means the foil contains plastic too, so it'll need to go in with your general waste instead.

If you get Easter cards and presents, remember you can recycle paper and card in your blue lid bin too. Remove any glitter from the cards, and if your wrapping paper passes the scrunch test, that can go in too. If it stays scrunched it's safe to be recycled; if it springs back it's rubbish, so add it to your general waste.

If you're subscribed to garden waste collections, you can put your Easter blooms in your garden waste bin. But check your bin collection dates on MyMiddlesbrough first - Easter falls on different weekends every year, so garden waste collections might not have started.

If you're left with any ingredients from your Easter celebrations and you've run out of cooking inspiration, don't throw it away. Love Food Hate Waste has some great recipe ideas.