Go Green and recycle 'eggstra' waste this Easter

Over 80 million Easter Eggs are sold on average each year with more than 4000 tonnes of extra card waste generated from the packaging.

So whilst enjoying your chocolate treats this year, Veolia Environmental Services and Sheffield City Council are encouraging you to ‘go green’ and recycle your packaging.
Many manufacturers are supporting initiatives to cut down on waste by using 100% recyclable materials in their packaging which has drastically reduced the amount of plastic that was being sent to landfill.

However, the Easter period still generates extra waste that can often be recycled. In addition to your blue bin and blue box kerbside service, recycling can also be taken to your Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) or local Bring Sites.

Over 160 Bring Sites are located at convenient places such as supermarket car parks and community centres. And it’s not just Easter egg packaging that can be recycled at these sites but lots of other materials too such as plastics, textiles and shoes.

Lynne White, Communications Manager, Veolia Environmental Services says; “Everyone looks forward to receiving their chocolate eggs at Easter but they often come with a lot of unwanted packaging. We are encouraging residents to think green this Easter and ensure that they recycle as much of their unwanted packaging as possible.”

The Mobile Information Unit will be on Fargate, Sheffield City Centre on Wednesday 27 March to answer any Easter recycling or waste collection questions that you may have.

For more information on how to reduce, reuse and recycle this Easter, please visit: www.veolia.co.uk/sheffield or call: 0114 273 4567. If you are a Twitter user then follow us @Recycle4Sheffield or visit the profile page at: www.twitter.com/recycle4shef

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