Adur, West & East Worthing Party including East Arun

“More chocolate, less packaging next Easter” says top Lib Dem MEP

Manufacturers must do more next year to reduce the packaging of their Easter eggs says South-East England MEP Sharon Bowles.

A recent report commissioned by the Liberal Democrats, revealed that:

  • On average, only 38% of what is inside an Easter egg box is chocolate.
  • Some luxury Easter eggs from Thorntons, Baileys, and Marks & Spencer use plastic packaging that is not recyclable in most areas.
  • Nestlé is the first major confectioner to make its full Easter range 100% recyclable.

Following another Easter of over-packaged treats, Sharon said:

“Top marks this year went to Nestlé for making their Easter eggs 100% recyclable, but excessive Easter egg packaging is still a big problem. On average 62% of the Easter eggs people received this year were cardboard and plastic which had to be recycled, or ended up in a landfill site. Everyone enjoys a treat at Easter but manufacturers must do better next year to reduce the amount of wasteful packaging.”