CHOCOLATE lovers are being encouraged to think about the environment.
As part of their recycling initiative, the 100 Day Waste Reduction Challenge, Cheshire West and Chester Council want people to think green over the Bank Holiday weekend, by recycling all their Easter egg packaging.
This includes plastic, cardboard packaging, cards and even textiles.
And the improved plastic collection service introduced across West Cheshire in November means recycling plastic packaging has never been simpler– it can be put out for collection along with bottles, pots, tubs and trays.
Cardboard packaging can also be easily recycled or used as compost by ripping up the boxes into small pieces and adding them to a composter over several weeks.
The 100 Day Waste Reduction Challenge is designed to encourage people to take small actions to reduce their household waste by 1kg a month.
Senior waste strategy manager, Helen De Lemos, said: “Whilst eating chocolate eggs may not do much to help slim our own waistlines, we can make a big step towards hitting that 1kg target for April through tackling the packaging which they come in.
“And there’s no need to stop at recycling Easter egg packaging and cards. Over the festive period if you have a party or have a family gathering remember to fully use your kerbside recycling scheme to recycle those cans, bottles and jars.”