Shop Sustainably this Easter: Reducing Plastic Waste and Protecting the Planet
Easter is a time for indulgence and treating ourselves to sweet treats and chocolate goodies. But with the rise of plastic pollution and the impact of climate change, it's important to think about the environmental impact of our Easter celebrations. By shopping sustainably this Easter, you can help to reduce plastic waste and protect the planet.
In the UK, Easter waste is a real problem. It's estimated that we produce around 80 million Easter eggs each year, and the majority of these are packaged in plastic. A study by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) found that the equivalent of 3.3 million plastic water bottles worth of plastic is used to package Easter eggs in the UK. Much of this packaging ends up in landfill or the environment, where it can take hundreds of years to decompose and harm wildlife.
Not only that, but UK households also throw away around 300,000 tonnes of food waste during the Easter holidays, including leftover chocolate, hot cross buns, and other treats. This adds to the already staggering amount of food waste generated in the country each year.
The impact of Easter waste on the environment is also significant. In 2018, the Marine Conservation Society found that plastic Easter egg packaging was one of the top items of litter found on UK beaches. The carbon footprint of Easter egg production and packaging in the UK is estimated to be around 3,000 tonnes of CO2 - the equivalent of driving a car around the world 126 times!
But there is hope. Many chocolate companies now offer sustainable and eco-friendly options, such as packaging made from recycled materials or biodegradable packaging. By choosing these products, you can enjoy your Easter treats without contributing to plastic waste.
Shopping sustainably also supports ethical and eco-friendly businesses. When you choose to shop sustainably, you're supporting companies like The Source that prioritize ethical and eco-friendly practices. This can include sourcing ingredients responsibly, reducing waste and carbon emissions, and supporting local communities. You can find our plastic-free and sustainable Easter range here
Small changes can make a big difference. By making small changes to your Easter celebrations - such as choosing eco-friendly packaging or buying from sustainable brands - you can help to reduce plastic waste and protect the environment. Plus, it can be a great opportunity to try out new and delicious sustainable chocolate options!
This Easter, let's make a conscious effort to shop sustainably and reduce plastic waste. By making small changes, we can make a big difference and protect the planet for future generations. So why not choose a sustainable chocolate option this Easter and indulge guilt-free?
By choosing eco-friendly Easter treats, you can help to reduce plastic waste and protect the environment. Shop our Easter range now!