Victorians are tipped to spend $97 each at the shops this Easter, according to research by Roy Morgan. That’s a lot of chocolate! Avoid egg-cess waste with these simple steps to help you celebrate more sustainably.
Have you gone overboard with the chocolate bunnies and eggs? The good news is that aluminium foil wrapping is 100% recyclable. Individual pieces of foil can sometimes be sorted as paper and contaminate our recycling, so be sure to scrunch your foil wrappers together into a ball roughly the size of your fist before you recycle them. You can also put foil wrappers inside an aluminium can and pop them into the recycling bin together. Just remember to squeeze the top of the can together to prevent them falling out.
When buying chocolate, be a good egg and choose more ethical options. Look out for local, certified organic, fairtrade, palm oil-free and Rainforest Alliance chocolate to minimise the impact on both the producers and our planet. Many mainstream manufacturers now support Australian fauna and flora conservation by producing chocolate bilbies instead of bunnies. And if seafood will be appearing on your table for Good Friday, be sure it’s sustainably sourced and certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. Check out 5 questions to ask when shopping sustainably for food.