Top Five Tips for a Sustainable Easter!
1. Choose Plastic Free Easter Eggs
I think we all love the classic brands of Easter eggs, the Cadbury’s, the Galaxy etc., but these Easter eggs often come packaged in plastic. In the UK we buy more than 80 million boxed chocolate Easter eggs each year and it is estimated that more than 8,000 tonnes of waste are generated from this packaging. Luckily there are now a few brands that offer a wonderful selection of ethical choices, that are not only plastic free but vegan and Fairtrade too! Here's a few examples of brands currently leading the way for a sustainable Easter.
2. Cut Out Plastic Decorations!
It can be too easy when you are out shopping to quickly grab the single use plastic products available on the shelf. DON'T! These products are enjoyed for moments and can take hundreds of years to decompose. Plastic waste is harmful to the environment and contributes to the deaths of an estimated 100 million marine animals each year. At Pico we want to protect the environment, but also don’t want you to sacrifice having beautiful sustainable Easter decorations, that's why all our products are completely plastic free and re-usable too! Take a look at our Easter range here.
3. Compost Eggshells
Usually during Easter there are a lot more eggs consumed or decorated, meaning more eggshells than usual. Eggshells are one of the easiest foods to compost, you don't even need a compost system at home, simply crush up the shells and use them as an inexpensive fertilizer for your garden!
4. Sustainable Easter Outfit Choices
No one loves a cute Easter outfit more than me! Perhaps a little bunny costume or a beautiful dress, I love them all. This Easter, try a second-hand store for your little ones Easter outfit. If you can't find something in person, there are some great online platforms, such as Dotte, which have lots of great choices. Second hand not only generates less waste for your sustainable Easter, but is usually a fraction of the cost for an outfit which may only be worn once!
5. Reusable Easter Basket
It's definitely the easy choice buying a plastic Easter basket from your local supermarket, but the sustainable Easter way is more fun and better for the environment! Have an arts and craft day at home and decorate your own basket, and here's a list of some brilliant DIY baskets to give you an idea. It doesn't have to be expensive, but will leave you with lasting memories and a beautiful basket for many sustainable Easters to come.