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How to recycle your Easter chocolate wrappers

Planning to get stuck into some chocolate this Easter? Foil chocolate wrappers are 100% recyclable! Find out how to recycle your leftover packaging properly.

Foil chocolate wrappers

This Easter, the foil wrapper from your chocolate bunny or eggs could become the aluminium in a can of soft drink. Aluminium foil can be recycled in your yellow lid bin – just make sure it’s rolled into a ball shape. This stops small pieces of foil getting lost in the recycling process.

Wait until you have a lot of foil to recycle, roll it up at least as big as a tennis ball and pop it in the yellow lid bin.

With the foil wrappers all scrunched up together, no one will ever know how much Easter chocolate you’ve eaten.

Soft plastic wrappers

Not sure if you have soft plastic? Give it a scrunch. If you can easily scrunch it into a ball, you likely have soft plastic.

Small chocolate eggs often come in soft plastic packaging. These can’t be recycled in your household bins. Instead, book a power-pick up with RecycleSmart and get your soft plastics collected and recycled straight from your home.

Cardboard and hard plastic packaging

If your chocolate treats come in cardboard or hard plastic packaging, you can place these straight in your yellow lid recycling bin. Make sure the packaging is clean and dry. Food should never go in your yellow lid recycling bin – a good reason to eat every last chocolate bite.

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