Sainsbury’s launches recycling scheme for Easter egg packaging

Easter egg recycling scheme at Sainsbury's Horsham SUS-150104-120727001
Easter egg recycling scheme at Sainsbury's Horsham SUS-150104-120727001

Following the success of last year’s trial, customers can now recycle their Easter egg packaging at Sainsbury’s Horsham from 3rd to 14th April.

The specially designed Easter recycling facility allows customers to recycle the elements of Easter egg packaging – including plastic, card and paper.

The scheme makes it even easier to recycle the packaging from eggs, taking in materials like rigid plastic which not all local kerbside collections accept. The recycling facilities will be available at 400 stores across supermarkets in the UK

The Christmas card recycling scheme collected 88 tonnes of cards which amounted to a donation of £12,276 to the Forest Stewardship Council, helping to protect the world’s forests.

Sainsbury’s Head of Sustainability, Engineering, Energy & Environment Paul Crewe said: “We’re proud to offer the recycling facility to our customers and colleagues. Recycling is an important part of Sainsbury’s environmental commitment and the Christmas card and Easter egg recycling schemes have been really popular in the past, it’s a great way of reminding people to recycle.”

Report and picture contributed by Sainsbury’s Horsham.