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Call to reduce Easter egg waste

People are being urged to think of the environment before buying Easter eggs.

Northamptonshire county council wants people to buy confectionery with the minimum amount of packaging to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Alternatively people could give flowers instead of chocolate which can then be composted, the council said.

Councillor Heather Smith said: "There's a great deal of recyclable waste such as Easter egg packaging being thrown away in people's household rubbish."

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