How Can You Make Your Easter Celebrations More Eco-Friendly?

Easter is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to celebrate with family and friends while also being mindful of our impact on the environment. This year, why not make your Easter celebrations more eco-friendly? From choosing sustainable Easter grass to opting for natural dye Easter eggs, here are some tips for a green Easter down under:

1. Choose Eco-Friendly Easter Grass:

Instead of traditional plastic Easter grass, consider using eco-friendly alternatives like shredded paper, dried grasses, or even native Australian flora. These options are biodegradable and can be composted after use, reducing waste and helping to protect our unique Australian environment.

Make your own shredded grass by cutting up old wrapping paper or newspaper.

2. Opt for Eco-Friendly Easter Baskets:

When it comes to Easter baskets, look for ones made from sustainable materials such as bamboo, jute, or recycled plastic. We have gone to our local opp shop this year to find some baskets. Sometimes you can find an alternative that the receiver could use in the future.
Alternatively, get creative and make your own baskets using recycled materials or items found in nature. Not only will this reduce waste, but it will also add a touch of Aussie charm to your Easter festivities.

3. Use Natural Dye Easter Eggs:

Instead of using artificial food dyes, try natural alternatives to colour your Easter eggs. Ingredients like turmeric, beetroot, spinach, and blueberries can create beautiful, vibrant colours. Not only are natural dyes safer for you and your family, but they also help to reduce the environmental impact associated with chemical dyes. Check out our dye chart below for some inspiring natural dyes.

4. Choose Ethically Sourced Easter Chocolates:

When selecting Easter chocolates, opt for brands that use ethically sourced cocoa and environmentally friendly packaging. Look for Fair Trade-certified chocolates and minimal or recyclable packaging to reduce waste and support sustainable practices in the chocolate industry.
here are our fav top 3 eco friendly chocolates.

  1. Tony Chocoloney 
  2. Bennetto Chocolates
  3. Alter Eco Chocolates

5. Handmake Easter Cards from Offcuts:

Get creative and reduce waste by making your own Easter cards using offcuts of paper or cardboard. Not only will this add a personal touch to your greetings, but it will also help reduce the amount of paper that ends up in the bin. Encourage your children to join in and unleash their creativity for a fun Easter craft activity that's both eco-friendly and heartfelt.