Chocolate, egg hunts and family gatherings are all part of the fun and festivities, but celebrations don’t have to end with overflowing bins.
Easter, be conscious about the waste you generate. Avoiding waste altogether is best but if you
can’t, try and reduce your waste, reuse things wherever you can, and recycle what’s
effort helps when it coming to minimising what ends up as landfill.
Your actions will inspire those around you to
do the same and the positive impacts will flow on and on.
some easy ways to help reduce your waste this Easter, which will save you money
as an added bonus! Make your own…
an old tissue or shoe box into colourful homemade Easter basket is a great way
to reuse packaging. Use textas and paint
to brighten it up, staple on a cardboard handle and you’re all set for the egg
Make it a
family Easter tradition by getting the whole family around the table and have
everyone make their own basket. Traditions
make great family memories.
Hot cross buns and Easter eggs
Easter tradition could be a big baking session. Making your own hot cross buns is easier than you think, and
avoids all the plastic packaging that goes with most store-bought ones.
also look at investing in some chocolate molds that you can reuse every year
to make your own Easter eggs.
Choose items with the least packaging
wrapping the better, so when buying things like Easter eggs, opt for those that
don’t have multiple layers of packaging.
Family gatherings without the overflowing bins
family and friends over doesn’t have to end in copious amounts of waste – or
cost you a lot of money. Here are few
tips to help minimise your waste:
Don’t buy too much food, which will
end up going to waste. People tend to
mostly over-cater than under-cater, so as you fill your trolley ask yourself if
you are actually going to need each item. If you’re worried about running out of food, have supplies on hand that
can easily be stored or frozen if it’s not looking like it they’ll be eaten.
For platters, go to your local bulk
wholefoods store and buy what you can unpackaged.
Avoid single-use cutlery and
plates. Use your own; people will help
you wash up.
There’s no need to buy individually
bottled water; just use a jug of water and your own cups.
When storing leftovers, oft for
containers with lids over foil and plastic food wrap.
Recycle your Easter waste
Foil: Scrunch it in a ball and throw it in your
Cardboard: Pop this in your yellow-lid bin.
Rigid plastic packaging: If it the recycling triangle is
numbered 1,2, 3, 4 and 5, it can go in your yellow-lid bin.
Soft plastic packaging (like plastic bags and
these in a plastic bag and drop them off at the REDcycle bin at your local
supermarket. They’ll be recycled and
turned into new products such as outdoor furniture and decking.