Easter is near! Sunday is already the time for Easter baskets. Chocolate rabbits and dyed eggs are a must on these holidays. And the best thing about it: all of that can be sustainable! If you want to celebrate without a bad conscience this year, we show you a few tips how you can bring green Easter easily without having to relinquish your favourite traditions:
Buy organic fairtrade chocolate rabbits:
Every year around the Easter holidays the packaging waste is going sky high. But omitting the ardently loved sweets is not funny at all. But this year, you could take care of not buying chocolate rabbits which are parcelled in unnecessarily much plastic stuff. In addition to that there is organic chocolate with fairtrade certificate which gets along without palm oil, like this classic milk chocolate bunny from Lake Champlain. We think that it looks at least as pretty as the costly aluminium-parcelled rabbits from the supermarket.
Dye your easter eggs by yourself:
You do not want to spare your colourful easter eggs? No problem! We tell you how you can get along completely without caged egg production and dubious dyestuffs. Natural vegetable dye is easy to make and can garnish organic free-range eggs. With curcuma you get awesome shades of yellow, beetroot provides a luscious pink and spinach brings green colour shades. This is incredibly much fun and you get the chance to rage yourself out creatively. You will find more colours and an instructions here.
Make your own easter baskets:
The searching for the easter baskets must not lack on easter, of course! But instead of buying your easter baskets according to customs, you could make your own ones this year. This is not only more sustainable, but also much more personal. Try the upcycling-trend and transform washed-out fruit jars, empty egg cartons or camembert boxes into trendy easter baskets. And again: there is no limit to your imagination. And instead of the artificial easter “grass” you could use moss or hay. That also smells much fresher.
We wish you happy and green Easter holidays!