Last year, Cadbury sold a whopping 1.7 million Cadbury Creme Eggs. This year, the Cadbury factory based in Melbourne plans to wrap and pack:
* 250 million tiny eggs
* 63 million small eggs
* 17 million bunnies
That’s a lot of chocolate. And a lot of packaging… But did you know that colourful, crinkly foil that makes Easter eggs as good to look at as they are to eat is recyclable?
Sure is! So when you’ve finished swooning over the crack-and-splinter of a hollow egg, or chomping down on your third/fourth/fifth mini, remember to pop the foil in your recycling bin.
Aluminium foil is one of the easiest items to recover through recycling, able to be turned into cans that can be back on the shelves in as little as six weeks.
Recycled aluminium uses only five per cent of the energy used by other ways of producing our aluminium, making it cheaper and better for the environment.
Hot tip: scrunching it into a little ball makes it easier for the recycling machinery to do its job.