Customers can now recycle their Easter egg packaging at Sainsbury’s Stratton from 24 March to 12 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, and includes rigid plastic which not all local kerbside collections accept. The recycling facilities will be available at 400 stores across supermarkets in the UK.
The retailer also runs a Christmas card recycling scheme, which collected 89.1 tonnes of cards last year and amounted to a donation of £15,695 to the Forest Stewardship Council, which helps support the work they do protecting the world’s forests.
Sainsbury’s Head of Sustainability, Engineering, Energy & Environment Paul Crewe said: “This is the second year we’ve rolled the scheme out in our larger supermarkets and we’ve had a really positive response from 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 our customers to recycle.”