With Easter right around the corner, now is the time to plan your activities and yummy goodies, so why not go a little greener this year. You can still have an Eco-friendly Easter without saying goodbye to those unique family traditions by following a few of our handy tips below.
It’s all about the chocolate
Easter eggs are a fundamental part of Easter, but sometimes they can have unnecessary packaging. Foil on Easter Eggs is usually recyclable, but the big boxes with plastic windows are often not. With that in mind, why not opt for simple bunnies or egg designs that forego the large boxes because at the end of the day, what are you really paying for? The box or the chocolate?
Another thing to keep in mind is to opt for fair trade or organic chocolate. By going this route, you ensure support for hard-working cocoa farmers, their workers and communities by allowing them to trade under better conditions and fairer prices.
Don't forget to say adios to palm oil products. Palm oil has been and continues to be a significant driver of deforestation around the globe. It is impacting many endangered species habitats such as orangutans, rhinos and elephants. So if we'd like to continue to see these magnificent creatures from afar, then this thing choice can leave an incredibly lasting impact.
Ditch single-use plastics
With single-use plastic being one of the huge contributors to landfill, it's a no brainer to say adios to these this year. A little more washing up may be involved, yes, but you'll be doing your bit for the environment. You can always get the family involved and with a bit of pot luck or get everyone to bring along a plate of food that can add to Easter's fun.
DIY your decorations with the kids
If you're anything like us, you'll have craft supplies scattered everywhere as well as old toilet rolls, cereal boxes and milk bottles aplenty. The only limit is your imagination. It's a chance to get creative with your little ones while not spending a fortune on plastic decorations. We love to walk and collect flowers, sticks and other pretty things for our Easter decorations.
If you're anything like us, you love supporting local, and even more so, given the last 12 months, it shined a light on how important this is. This might mean purchasing some handmade chocolate goodies, organic cotton blankets, handmade keepsakes or clothes. The options are endless, and you'll be supporting families just like you.
We'd love to know, what are some of your handy tips for a more sustainable future.