In 2014 the average number of eggs each adult gave away was 3.
According to Repak, over 17 MILLION eggs were sold last year! In the same survey, it was concluded that:
- We will consume enough calories over the Easter Break to run 411,868 marathons
- 80 per cent of adults plan to give Easter eggs to someone over this Easter
- The average number of eggs people plan to give is three
- 60 per cent of people in Ulster and Connaught will give over four eggs
However, we’re not so brilliant at recycling! Repak wants us to sort out our waste over the break.
Irish households generated nearly 40,000 tonnes of used packaging in Easter 2013 – but Easter egg packaging still only accounts for less than 2 per cent (500 tonnes) of all packaging consumed over Easter.
With this in mind, Repak are encouraging consumers to recycle their packaging waste over the holiday period