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Cookstown High School, Cookstown

Easter Egg packaging Invest‘egg’ation!

9th Mar 2018

As part of their Food & Packaging Waste topic, Year 14 Nutrition and Food Science students spent their lesson today analysing the packaging on Easter eggs. They investigated the ethical claims and recycling information on the packaging and divided the packaging into different types, as well as recording which packaging could be recycled in the Mid Ulster council area.

Their research showed that (from the brands investigated) Nestle deserved the crown for being the most environmentally friendly as they used the least plastic and about 90% of their Smarties Easter Egg packaging was cardboard which is relatively easily recycled. Nestle also had clear labelling to inform consumers about how to recycle each part of their packaging.

And if you’re wondering what happened to all the chocolate…. rest assured that the students did not want to add to the 30% of food produced worldwide which is lost or wasted each year!