Plastic Eggs Are Not Recyclable
Plastic eggs are not recyclable. Throw them in the trash.
Avoid Accidental Littering
If you hide plastic eggs outside for an egg hunt, make sure they all get collected. Plastic litter can harm wildlife and leach toxins into the environment. Try numbering the eggs so you can count them at the end and know they are accounted for.
Ways to Reduce
Choose Alternative Eggs
Wooden, cloth and ceramic eggs are more eco-friendly than plastic eggs, and are available at craft stores. These types of eggs can also be filled with treats or decorated as a family activity. You can also dye and hide real hardboiled eggs to find instead of using disposable ones.
Ways to Reuse
Save for Next Year
If your plastic eggs are in working condition, store and save them for next year.
Donate Plastic Eggs
If you no longer need your plastic Easter eggs, consider donating them for another family to use.
Use in Decorations
Use old eggs to make decorations such as Easter centerpieces and wreaths. Check out this article from Pop Sugar for more ideas. You can find many more creative ideas online.