Now that Easter is over, you're probably trying to figure out where to put all the plastic Easter eggs that you bought for that family Easter Egg Hunt.


Most people just pack the eggs away in storage for next year's festivities, but in my family my parents just throw the plastic eggs away.  They realized Easter baskets were easier than hiding eggs lol.

You would think because plastic Easter eggs are... plastic... you would just throw them in the recycling bin.  Well, that might not be the best place to dispose of them.

The Truth About Recycling Plastic Easter Eggs in Illinois

Did you know that plastic Easter eggs can't, and SHOULDN'T, be recycled?

There might be lead paint and Bisphenol A, or BPA, in them.  They're harmful chemicals that can seriously impact our health. [brightly]



What should you do if you are trying to get rid of your stockpile of Easter eggs?  Throw them in the trash!  That way you know they'll get disposed of properly.

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If anything, donate your plastic Easter eggs or give them to a friend who can put them to use for next year!  Someone is always looking to save some money for a one-day affair.

If you want to go the extra mile, turn them into ornaments or upcycle them for DIY crafts.  Your kiddos will have a blast and you wouldn't have to go out of your way to spend a dime!

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