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3 egg-citing recycled easter products

By March 28, 2024April 2nd, 2024No Comments

Happy Easter from Prevented Ocean Plastic™!

Did you know that around 90 million chocolate eggs are sold every Easter in the UK alone. Easter is the second biggest chocolate-selling period of the year after Christmas! And while many companies have redesigned their seasonal gifts to reduce the amount of single-use materials they’re packed in, many tasty treats and egg-citing gifts still aren’t delivered in planet-friendly packaging.

Seasonal food choices don’t always choose recycled, flowers are often wrapped in single-use plastic, and packaging is typically a quarter of the total product of any easter egg by weight. Just this year Easter eggs will use an estimated 4,370 tonnes of card and 160 tonnes of foil. 

But there are some options if you want to celebrate more sustainably this Easter holiday. Below is a trio of recycled Easter options.

1. HOUSE OF DORCHESTER’S Dogs in Bunny Ears Chocolate Slims

If you’re hatching a plan to pick up the cutest of Springtime treats, these chocolates are the perfect choice. Seven delicious milk chocolate bars wrapped in individual wrappers featuring some adorable pups trying their best to be easter bunnies. As the Christmas-themed chocs did before them, these treats come packaged in Prevented Ocean Plastic™.

2. LUSH’S Golden Egg Shower Gel

If your teeth are sweet enough already, Lush are on hand to provide a range of non-chocolate Easter gift ideas like hydrating soaps, softening showers and beautiful bath bombs. Top of the range is the limited edition, suitably-named, honey-scented liquid bliss, Golden Egg shower gel. In the UK, Lush has now switched to using certified recycled Prevented Ocean Plastic™ for its 100ml, 250ml, and 500ml bottles.

3. ECO EGG’S Stain Remover

Easter is also spring cleaning season. And you can take an eco leap forward during laundry day with this egg-cellently named stain remover. Eco Egg promise not just non-toxic, no-chlorine, stain-fighting power, they also make a commitment to cleaner oceans and a greener planet by producing their stain remover bottles from Prevented Ocean Plastic™. Capable of removing all sorts of stubborn stains- including easter bunny paw prints and melted chocolate.

This Easter, the team at Prevented Ocean Plastic™ pledge to be aware of the packaging around our holiday purchases and to always choose recycled.

Prevented Ocean Plastic™ is high quality, certified recycled plastic that has been collected from coastal areas at risk of ocean plastic pollution. Used by supermarkets and brands around the world, it meets regulatory health and safety standards, is traceable back to source and can be identified on-pack through its distinctive triangular logo. Prevented Ocean Plastic™ was an official nominee for the 2023 Earthshot Prize, and counts Lidl, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Booths Supermarket as key partners, along with major manufacturing partners such as Groupe Guillin, Spectra Packaging, and Berry Global for offerings across multiple product categories, including fish, poultry, soft fruits, pet food, personal care, and home cleaning.