With Easter right around the corner, it can be easy to forget about all the waste, plastic packaging and foil wrap that come along with it. So, we have put together a list of our favourite waste-free tips!
Some may argue that easter eggs and easter egg hunts are the most crucial part of Easter. And whilst we agree, the foil packaging is a huge concern if not recycled properly. Easter egg foil should be scrunched up into a small fist-sized ball before placing it in the recycling bin. This makes sure the small pieces of foil do not get lost during the recycling process. If you haven’t consumed enough chocolate and you don’t want to eat any more, simply place the foil pieces into an aluminium can and recycle!
Pre-Packaged Easter Baskets
Instead of purchasing pre-packaged Easter Baskets filled with plastic toys, why not try and make your own! Our favourite pieces for an easter basket include home-made treats, wooden toys, handmade toys from fabric, an experience gift or seeds for them to make their own little garden (great for kids! Although make sure they don’t confuse them for lollies).
Plastic Easter Grass
The plastic grass you see which fills easter baskets is something to avoid at all costs! Plastic grass is horrible for the environment, not only is it renowned for clogging water ways it is likely to get consumed by pets and wildlife (they mistake it for grass!). Plastic grass is not recyclable and will most likely end up scattered through the garden or in our oceans. Instead, we recommend using shredded paper!
Plastic easter eggs are great for hiding little toys and treats inside however, they usually end up in landfill rather than the recycling bin. Our favourite plastic egg alternatives include wooden eggs and cloth eggs.
Be sure to let us know if you try any of these out!