We’ve found this interesting article by Lindsey Partos from www.confectionerynews.com, dealing with packaging waste.
A developer of a corn-based plastic claims that if we switched Easter egg packaging to a biodegradable plastic made from corn starch, we could save enough energy to power 350,000 homes. In Australia only, Easter egg packaging produces 1,200 tonnes of waste. 3,000 tonnes of Easter egg packaging waste are produced in the UK each year writes Lindsey.
This is only during Easter. The article adds that Australia produces over 1M tonnes of plastic (or 71 kg per person), which, if made of biodegradable plastic, could help the country save enough energy to power 17 million homes.
It is critical to constantly bring up awareness on packaging recycling before it becomes too late to save our planet.
This is why we are so proud of our eco-friendly Knipschildt chocolate boxes.