Hippity, Hoppity, Easter’s on its way! What better way to Do A bit Better this year, than to prepare an eco-friendly Easter basket for your little ones? Here’s how:
Start by skipping the fake grass. It’s usually made out of non-recyclable and non-biodegradable plastics which we just toss out the week after Easter. And then what? It sits in the landfill. Dried grass gives a naturalistic look – or you can make your own paper grass from colored paper with a paper shredder. It’s bouncy enough to keep Easter-eggs from breaking, and can be recycled afterwards
Speaking of Easter-eggs, consider dying your eggs naturally this year. Egg shells are surprisingly absorbent when it comes to color, and the dye doesn’t have to last long! Consider boiling the eggs in some of these to color your eggs “au natural” this year: Pomegranate Juice, Blueberries, Spinach Juice, and Yellow Curry. Boil these things in some white vinegar and you’ll get vibrant, natural colors!
Localize your candy! Support your local Chocolatier for better chocolate, local economic stability, and less manufacturing / transporting / packaging waste.
Consider a better basket. Pick a basket you’ll like, reuse and keep (for guest towels, décor, gardening) instead of buying a cheap one you’re just going to throw out. It may not be pastel colors, but a few ribbons will make it all-the-more festive!