5 Ways to have an Eco-Friendly & Natural Easter

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Eco Friendly & Natural Easter Guide 2014

You can make your Easter a little Greener with simple steps and choices. Here is a list of 5 ways to have a more Eco-Friendly & Natural Easter this year.

1. Natural Egg Dyes

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Avoid the chemicals in most egg dye kits and use natural and plant based dyes. You can use cabbage, onion skins, blueberries, and other plants and spices to dye your eggs!

 

2. Avoid Plastics

  • Use wicker or metal baskets instead of the plastic ones. They also hold up better over time and do not contain the chemicals plastic baskets do. My son is 7 and we are still using his wicker basket from his 1st Easter!
  • Skip the Cellophane Easter grass, which cannot go into the recycling bin. Instead use shredded paper, fabrics, tissue paper….
  • If you prefer plastic eggs maybe reuse the ones from last year or opt for Eco Eggs.  Eco eggs are made in the USA from plants, 100% renewable content, and are fully compostable after use. They are made from non-toxic, durable plastic and have a tight snapping closure.

3.. Natural & Organic Treats

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Here are a few good options:

Organic Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny

4. Eco Friendly Toys

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I know when you are putting together a basket for a special kid you may want to add a toy. Here are some good options:

 

5. Reuse:

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  • Save your Easter Baskets and Plastic Eggs to be used again next year.
  • Compost the shells of your Easter eggs after you eat them.

 

What ways do you plan on making your Easter more Eco-Friendly?

 

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Comments

  1. I love this! Such great ideas for Easter baskets. We’re a big fan of the Eco Dough!

  2. Such great ideas! We found the cutest sock monkey basket for our daughter, and we reuse it every year – no grass – and it seems to make it just that much more special for her! It’s her special Easter basket!

  3. Great tips, thanks! I’m so far behind this year–need to get moving on the Easter stuff!

  4. This is a great idea for a regular series! Have you considered doing one for July 4th? It’s such a wasteful holiday with all of the disposable dishware. I know there have got to be some great, inexpensive eco-friendly and patriotic products out there!

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