Be Sustainable This Easter. Our Top 5 Tips!
Easter is almost upon us, and with it comes all the joy of spending quality time with family and friends. However, these celebrations often come at a cost to the environment. To make this Easter a more sustainable one, we've put together 5 top tips on how you can help reduce your environmental footprint over the upcoming holiday season. From shopping smarter to being mindful of food waste - below are some simple but effective measures that will help ensure everyone gets to enjoy their special seasonal traditions without compromising on sustainability! So let's take a look at what everyone can do their part in making this year's Easter celebration green, enjoyable -and guilt-free!
TIP #1: Buy your Easter (and delicious!) delights from brands that are eco-friendly and have low impact
This Easter, why not get creative and buy delights that won't cost the environment? From eggs made out of recycled paper and reused materials to sustainably sourced chocolate, there are plenty of options for eco-friendly Easter goodies. Plus, if you are looking for decorations, you can make them yourself out of everyday items found at home or look for low-waste alternatives such as reusable banners or string lights made with bamboo. There's no better way to maintain a low environmental impact this Easter than by shopping smartly!
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TIP #2 Replace plastic grass with... shredded paper!
This Easter, you can make a conscious effort to be more sustainable while still having lots of fun! One simple way to do so is to replace traditional plastic Easter grass with shredded paper. Not only is this eco-friendly and easier on your wallet, but it’s also recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. It's a win all around. All you need is tissue paper or newspaper and a pair of scissors - it’s that easy!
TIP #3 Ditch those plastic eggs
This Easter, why not ditch those plastic eggs and opt for something a bit more sustainable? You can replace plastic eggs with a variety of materials like recyclable paper, or you could even go a step further and use compostable wood or card. Not only does this create less waste, but it also sends a positive message to your children about living more sustainably. And don't worry - alternative materials can still be just as exciting for kids! Encourage your little ones to look out for eco-friendly alternatives, from paper-wrapped chocolate eggs to healthy snacks that come in compostable packaging. And while they're having their fun time hunting, parents can have peace of mind knowing that the eggs they've hidden away are doing the planet good.
TIP #4 Food scraps revived. Dying your Easter eggs has never been more fun!
The Easter holiday is a great time for family fun, and what better way to get creative than to dye Easter eggs using natural ingredients? Most of the time, these food scraps that would normally just be thrown in the bin can be used to make stunningly vibrant dyes. For example, you can use cooked red cabbage to create a beautiful pink dye and spinach or celery leaves to make a green dye. This not only helps you save money buying store-bought kits but also makes it easier and safer for your kids. Not only will your family have fun dying Easter eggs together with all-natural materials, but you're also being environmentally friendly at the same time!
TIP #5 Reduce food waste
Easter is a wonderful time to get together with friends and family, but it also comes along with a lot of food waste. With all those hard-boiled eggs on the loose, it’s important to figure out how to make the most of them! Put leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the fridge; these eggs can keep for up to one week. Not only will this help reduce food waste, but chances are also you’ll have enough for a fun Easter hunt! Don’t even think about throwing out eggshells either—they are full of calcium! Instead, put them in your compost pile or sprinkle them around your garden for extra nutrients. How sustainable will your Easter be?
Easter is a great time to reconnect. Whether your eco-friendly Easter celebrations are at home or away, tropical or cosy, have fun, and be kind to yourselves, each other and the planet. And to be sure you stay insect-free, stock up on our family-friendly range of insect repellents now with an exclusive 20% discount using code GREENEASTER23