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Aluminum foil around the chocolate bunny: protection without load

They have been present in every supermarket for some time now: Easter bunnies made of chocolate with a "fur" made of colored aluminum foil. A closer look at the environmental assessment shows: no problem, the rabbit doesn't have to go to the supermarket naked.

Aluminum foil is mostly viewed very critically by many consumers based on a certain half-knowledge: Everyone has probably heard of an alleged environmental damage in private discussions.

That should be an occasion to take a closer look again:

As an example, consider a chocolate rabbit of 100 g made from normal whole milk chocolate. When producing chocolate, there are not always avoidable environmental impacts, e.g. 360 g of CO2 are released.

But how does the aluminum foil around the chocolate compare?

For such a 100g rabbit you need about 20 cm x 20 cm very thin aluminum foil. That is just 1 g of foil. In other words, a single large coil foil is enough for one chocolate bunny for all schoolchildren throughout Germany.

What does that mean for the environment?

If you take aluminum recycling into account via the yellow bin, you can see that our rabbits' packaging accounts for just 1% of the climate impact. Incidentally, this also applies to any other chocolate packaging.

Conclusion: The rabbit brings joy without a guilty conscience

Incidentally, aluminum foil is the best protection for sensitive foods, including chocolate. The Easter bunny will definitely not be unwrapped until Christmas.

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