Easter is a time to celebrate the new life of spring with family and friends. But the growing plastic problem makes it more difficult to enjoy this beautiful tradition. Luckily, there are some easy ways to make your Easter eggs more eco-friendly!
Sustainable celebration of a spring tradition
Easter is a spring tradition, and Easter eggs are one of the most traditional ways to celebrate. They’re also a fun way to celebrate the season. After all, what’s more, charming than celebrating spring with colourful eggs?
You want your kids’ candy-filled Easter baskets to be as eco-friendly as possible this year. You can do it! Just follow these tips for buying green eggs that won’t break your budget or drive you mad searching for hours on end:
The growing plastic problem
Plastic is a huge problem. It takes thousands of years to biodegrade, and it’s not recyclable. It’s not even compostable! This means that when you throw your plastic Easter egg into the trash, it will sit for hundreds and thousands of years before it turns into the soil—if ever.
This isn’t good for the environment or animals because they can’t eat plastic either! The only way to keep this from happening is by creating new rules concerning plastic production to help protect our planet’s future generations.
The Quest for Biodegradeable Packaging
Biodegradable packaging is a type of packaging that breaks down in the environment over time. This means it uses materials that break down by microorganisms or fungi. Biodegradable packaging includes items such as bags, cups, and bottles.
When you buy food or other products in biodegradable packaging at the store, it will say on the label if it’s compostable or not. If you want something to be completely biodegradable (and not just compostable), there are certain things to look out for:
- Look for a code on your product’s package that indicates whether it is compostable.
- If you see some numbers inside circles next to an image of an earthworm, your product isn’t fully biodegradable—but it still has some redeeming qualities!
The growing plastic problem is a serious issue for our planet, and we need to do what we can to help solve it. In 2016, over 300 million tons of plastic were produced globally, with an additional eight million tons created each year since then.
We all know that single-use items like straws and plastic bags are bad for the environment but did you know that most candy wrappers use polyethene terephthalate (PET), which is not biodegradable?
This means they’re still in landfills or oceans, where they will never degrade. Instead, breaking down into smaller pieces called microplastics that pollute the water supply and enter our food chain, where they could eventually end up on your plate!
If you want to make your Easter eggs more eco-friendly, check out these great ideas!
Plamil Organic Fairtrade Alternative to Milk Chocolate Easter Eggs
The Plamil Organic Fairtrade Alternative to Milk Chocolate Easter Eggs are a great choice if you’re looking for a chocolate egg that’s fairtrade, organic, low sugar, and vegan. They also don’t contain dairy, gluten, or other artificial ingredients.
These are available in two sizes: large (130g) and small (55g). The small eggs are a great choice if you’re looking for something small and sweet to treat yourself or someone else, while the large eggs are ideal for sharing. Both sizes come in a great selection of different flavours.
Montezuma’s Eco Organic Easter Eggs and Chocolate
Montezuma’s Eco Organic Easter Eggs and Chocolate are a great choice for those who want to support a family-run business with a long record of making chocolate in an eco-friendly way.
Montezuma has been making organic chocolate for over 20 years, using traditional methods and Fairtrade ingredients. A bar of dark chocolate contains just 33 calories, is naturally sweetened with stevia, and has no refined sugar. Plus, its packaging is completely biodegradable!
The chocolate itself is delicious. It has a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness, which makes it perfect for anyone who loves dark chocolate but doesn’t want to feel like they just ate dessert. It melts in your mouth and isn’t overly sweet or dry. The organic eggs are a fun addition to your Easter basket!
Rococo Veggie Chocolate Egg
The Rococo Veggie Chocolate Egg is a vegan easter egg with organic ingredients and 100% vegetable oil. It’s vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, and made in the UK (not China). The egg consists of dark chocolate filled with a delicious filling of coconut oil, organic cocoa powder, and organic sugar. It also comes with an adorable bunny figurine!
The Rococo Veggie Chocolate Egg is perfect for vegans who want to participate in Easter celebrations without feeling left out or guilty about their dietary choices!
Booja Booja Truffle Easter Eggs
Truffle Eggs comes with Fairtrade cocoa and organic cane sugar, so you get the same great taste without compromising on quality. They contain no preservatives or additives, making them suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and those with dietary restrictions. These eggs also come in a beautifully designed box that is reusable so that you can have a guilt-free Easter egg hunt every year!
The boxes use 100% recycled paper and vegetable-based ink prints to remain reusable indefinitely. The eggs contain no animal products, so they are suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and those with dietary restrictions. Booja Booja also makes other vegan Easter treats, such as Booja Booja chocolate truffles and Booja Booja egg nog!
Woodpecker Store Wooden and Paintable Easter Eggs
These wooden eggs are a great choice for an eco-friendly Easter egg hunt. They come from sustainably sourced wood, which uses water-based paint or acrylics. You can also use oil-based paints on them and spray paint and glitter (which is super fun to spray over). You can even use chalk!
These eggs are small and adorable, making great prizes for the kids at your Easter egg hunt. They come in a set of 12 eggs and 4 paintbrushes, so you’ll be able to get everyone involved in making their little masterpiece.
We hope this post has inspired you to switch from plastic eggs to eco-friendly alternatives. The choices are endless, and there’s something for everyone. So next Easter, let’s make sure we’re all making a difference in our world by choosing biodegradable packaging over disposable plastic! Looking for eco-friendly packaging and eco-friendly gift basket fillers for your giveaway this Easter? Worry no more; we’ve got that here.