Would you be more likely to choose Easter eggs with eco-packaging?


5th April 2019

EASTER is coming and, while we all love chocolate (some more than others – mentioning no names!), it shouldn’t be at the cost of the planet.

Kids have been going on strike about climate change and, with growing concerns about plastic pollution, First News is calling on everyone to make a pledge for a plastic-free Easter.

We Brits eat more chocolate than almost anywhere else on Earth. On average more than 8kg of chocolate each year – that’s the weight of several actual bunny rabbits – and a big chunk of our chocolate is bought and scoffed at Easter.

Some of the plastic is obvious, like the moulded plastic around the egg. Sometimes, this plastic is not even recyclable. But hidden plastics can lurk in your packaging too. Shiny cardboard might sometimes have a plastic coating. To test it, you can soak a piece of the card in water for a few hours to see if a plastic layer starts to peel off. We know this means you’ll already have bought your egg, but at least you’ll know
for next time.

Easter egg makers say they need to use plastic and other packaging for lots of reasons – like to stop eggs breaking, or for freshness, hygiene or security. Yet, while some of them are already rethinking how they package their eggs, we want all of them to do more. You can help encourage them, not just through the eggs you choose this Easter, but by directly asking chocolate egg makers to produce plastic-free packaging.

Friends of the Earth says: “After our few moments of chocolate joy, it’s the packaging that stays around. And, if it’s plastic, that might mean forever.”

Would you be more likely to choose Easter eggs with eco-packaging?


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wis09 · 2 years ago

1st to comment!!!
I don't really care as I don't like chocolate, but I think every thing should be eco friendly.

edmonds123 · 2 years ago

well yes but as long as the wrapping of the egg doesn't effect the taste of chocolate(I'm kinda a picky eater)

milkpuddin · 2 years ago

I think that we should try to be eco-friendly whenever we can, and that includes at special occasions like Easter. Chocolate is no excuse! Being eco-friendly is important and we should look after our planet.

ananyaa21 · 2 years ago

It should be eco friendly as brits eat lots of chocolate, especially at easter, so we would be saving a lot of waste by using Eco friendly packaging

Aishah22 · 2 years ago

If you want the next generation to grow up in a great environment we have to start altering little things (such as this) because if everyone does this it could save our planet

teamgorbo1 · 2 years ago

In my opinion it depends what brand it is. I don't know if I would eat a supermarket own brand egg just because its packaging is eco friendly. I think that all major brands like Cadbury's should have eco friendly packaging because they sell the most eggs and are market leaders for Easter eggs.

12ah · 2 years ago

Defiantly! I would be more likely to get a chocolate egg if it had eco friendly packaging, because I would want to support the company that had the idea. Also I would be doing good for the planet.

vndtl · 2 years ago

I would obviously prefer to care for the environment more but it is harder to find Eco-friendly chocolate. Usually people tend to go for well know and reliable brand, such as Cadbury or Lindt. Everyone says they would prefer Eco-friendly wrapping, but I don't think so many would go through the extra effort of finding some.

737rocks · 2 years ago

It is really important to not use plastic as it is killing all the fish. I would definitely go for the eco-packaging!

luciemay · 2 years ago

Personally, I would choose eco-friendly packaging, but I know some people won't want to as it might take a while to find an eco-friendly packaged Easter egg that suits their own preferences. I feel it is important we use as much eco-friendly packaging and products as possible so our future generations don't get left behind with it.

newsfreak1 · 2 years ago

ECO is important we need to support it NOW

avopanda · 2 years ago


catonclan · 2 years ago

Packaging on products is rarely has no plastic in at all. Just resently I was given I Cadbury Easter egg and it had about 3 layers of packaging. However plastic is not only a problem at easter but at any time ; for example at Christmas I was given a lego kit, tower bridge, and it had the box and about 50 bags of lego when it could of just been put in the box alone. This level of plastic has to stop now if we want our children to be able to swim freely in the plants oceans or move at their own accord through our countryside or see a wild turtle without its head engulfed in a bag.

family4 · 2 years ago

Definitely because this could help for our future maybe a tiny bit but it will do us good. We only have eleven years to act

ruby_roo · 2 years ago

I went with yes because we all know how much the world needs our help at the moment, and this is a start we can extend from.

super5tar · 2 years ago

Yes, because as almost everyone knows, the environment is getting worse and very few people are taking enough measures to save it. Something as simple as buying an eco-friendly Easter egg isn't hard work and is helping the environment while enjoying ourselves.

nebbo13 · 2 years ago

I reckon all eggs (Easter-wise) should have Eco-friendly packaging, but really, I wouldn't know if the eggs were packaged in that way.

piggy01 · 2 years ago

I would definitely be more likely to buy an easter egg with eco-friendly packaging because it makes me feel more compelled to buy something that is better for the environment then something that is a whole lot worse.

hc-524219 · 2 years ago

I would definitely be likely to choose Easter eggs with eco-packaging because we should always care for our environment which our future generations will live in. We want our generations to live a happy life.

cotton77 · 2 years ago

I think so. We need to save our planet.

plane · 2 years ago

I think we should because we are saving many marine animals' lives by doing this.

kalachashm · 2 years ago

Plastic waste is a growing problem, and we can save the world and have fun at the same time by eating plastic free Easter eggs.

josh_h · 2 years ago

Yes, I do because it would be better for the environment. Also it wont really effect the chocolate inside.

ifirstn · 2 years ago

Frst news is always going on about plastic and so I think this is an amazing opportunity for the next generation of the UK, think of it a non plastic coated Easter egg!

please can you put this on the news papers

sloth12345 · 2 years ago

I will definitely buy a eco friendly Easter egg as I am passionate about animals, plants, humans and our environment ? this a great start ?and if we carry on making changes we can have a happy healthy world ????????????

sammyboy · 2 years ago

eco eco eco eco eco

11plusgirl · 2 years ago

i think that major companies should produce the same eggs but in new eco-friendly packaging. The major companies sell the most eggs so it would have a bigger impact on the world.

drduck · 2 years ago


hagrid · 2 years ago

I would definitely be more likely to chose packaging that was eco-friendly because it won't effect the taste of the chocolate but it will effect the planet if you don't.

chimney5 · 2 years ago

England has always been a country that takes pride in its roots, and by going against tradition, your stabbing our society’ beliefs in the back.

dotmatilda · 2 years ago

I don't really like chocolate, but I would much prefer it if it were eco-friendly as everything should be. It should also have to be fairtrade.

ginnywise · 2 years ago

We need to protect our world so that future generations can enjoy it as much as we do.

pangolins · 2 years ago

I love the environment & I think we should care more about it because it is our planet !

docgirl · 2 years ago

Save the planet!!

monkeycode · 2 years ago

Just yes

coolshark1 · 2 years ago


oliver2008 · 2 years ago

I would because it would save all the animals in the sea, we should not kill animals just to have a piece of chocolate.

jaguar119 · 2 years ago

Yes because it's only the packaging, not the actual chocolate that will be changed! Also, I'm really passionate about the environment, so I believe they should.

flopsy08 · 2 years ago


finbob207 · 2 years ago

Yes unless it’s my favourite type of choccy egg.

emmac · 2 years ago

I would definitely because it saves the wildlife and the animals in the sea and not polluting.??

mancityfan · 2 years ago


tinyruby · 2 years ago

definitely, my family is very eco-friendly and i will be very happy if this packaging is eco-friendly. WE NEED TO SAVE THE SEA LIFE!

lucky810 · 2 years ago

yes because oceans are getting dirty

lollipop33 · 2 years ago


dog_lover2 · 2 years ago

I would buy with Eco-friendly packaging because it would help the planet and this is the only planet we have got so I would.

rubikspark · 2 years ago

save the planet!!!

eviehr · 2 years ago

# I’m the 48th comment # comment below me which comment u are

eviehr · 2 years ago

# be eco friendly and help save our blue planet

vvvv · 2 years ago

People should recycle.

lottielove · 2 years ago

Yes, of course I would, because the packaging is eco friendly and IT'S STILL AND EASTER EGG!

trudie · 2 years ago

Yes I would do anything to help the world

mollyboo8 · 2 years ago

WHO SAID NO????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOEVER DID, I AM MAD AT YOU!

panda89 · 12 months ago

i mean... why would you say no?