Kinder Eggs. Ferrero sell 3.5 Billion a year. Is this a Plastic Problem?

That’s a lot of Plastic. Even more will be sold by Ferrero International S.A. now that they are available in the USA after being banned for 50 years. So there is the wrapper on the chocolate, inside that is the well known 2 part plastic capsule insert and inside that –  a plastic toy made of a number of plastic components.

How long do they last? Not long, as I recall from buying them for my own children occasionally.

So at least 3 x 3.5 Billion plastic items (without counting the components of the ‘toy’ which can vary).  They will go into going into landfill or recycling. Although I have found a few on the Beach.

This is single use plastic unless there are a few Kinder Egg collectors with basements or attics full of the toys.

Maybe Ferrero International S.A. will replace the plastic with bio degradeable components which the Lego company are doing. We can only hope

Article on Ferrero Kinder Eggs in America from Fortune

Items found on a Beach Clean

Prom 30th cucles beach

Great British Spring Clean – New Dates 2nd – 25th March

This event has been extended due to the weather.  Details on Website of Keep Britain Tidy 

Hashtag is #GBSpringClean for news

You can register as ongoing Litter Hero and the events including the March one.

The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign with a simple aim: to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and beaches.

We want to inspire 400,000 people to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around us. Join our growing army of #LitterHeroes who have had enough of other people’s litter and are willing to do something about it.

Together we can make a difference and clean up the environment on our doorstep.

*Due to the recent weather conditions, we have extended the campaign and will include all events up to and including 25 March.*

A great person to follow is Wayne Dixon and his dog Koda @WayneKoda. Also on Faebook Wayne is an inspiration as he is #LitterHero and an ambassador for @KeepBritainTidy  Facebook for Wayne Dixon and his dog Koda