The Irish recycling company Repak released some statistics (estimated) about the waste generated by food and beverage consumption this Easter weekend:
Easter Eggs Purchased: 7 million Drinks Cans consumed: 42 million Bottles of Wine: 9 million Plastic Drinks Bottles: 35 million Total alcohol/soft drinks: 31 million litres Total Waste: 42,000 tonnes
Whilst the figures above make pretty shocking reading (to me), it is a bit of a pity that they did not provide the comparative figures for a normal weekend. Even though I am happy enough with my own contribution to recycling generally, there is still plenty room for improvement and the availability of reduced-packaging Easter Eggs this weekend is a good start. Now all they have to do is make them cheaper than the fully-packaged ones!
Source: RTÃ‰ News