Do you worry about Easter Egg packaging?

March 20th, 2012

As Easter approaches, we’ve been thinking about how much packaging is wasted on Easter Eggs (mainly as we’ve been trying to hide big bulky chocolate eggs around the house).

A project by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) in 2009 called ‘Reducing Easter Packaging’ found that Easter eggs create 3,000 tonnes of waste in the UK every year.

Confectionary manufacturers and retailers including Marks and Spencer, Mars UK, Nestle, and Cadbury UK have signed up to a voluntary agreement to increase the use of recycled content in their products as well as minimise the weight of packaging following consumer criticisms about the levels of packaging used in seasonal products. This is obviously good news, but is it something you would consider when choosing an Easter Egg?