How can I reuse or recycle excessive Easter egg packaging?
Unless you’re very good and don’t eat every scrap of chocolate as soon as it passes the threshold of your home, I think we’re about a week late on this one. But anyway…
Every year we ask people likely to buy us Easter eggs not to buy us Easter eggs but we still end up with one or two, and the packaging makes us want to cry.
I have been known to wear the cardboard bit as a hat (photos available on request) so that’s that dealt with, but what can be done with all that molded yet flimsy plastic nonsense?
- Reduce: Buy/make smaller solid chocolate instead of fragile eggs that need that packaging.
- Reuse: The more sturdy plastic cases can be used as paint/glue dishes during kids’ art sessions or decorating.
- Recycle: Check the packaging to check which type of plastic it is. Most of the plastic is PET/PETE – No 1 in a triangle – one of the most commonly recycled plastics.
- See the comments below for more suggestions and ideas
(Photo by Vierdrie, c/o sxc.hu)