Tips For a More Eco-Friendly Easter

Holidays are a great time to work on making some eco-friendly changes.

Find alternatives to plastic eggs, or reuse

Try to reduce your use of plastic eggs.  If you plan on using lots of eggs, plan on saving them from year to year.  We have a couple hundred plastic eggs that we have used every year for many years!

You can also find paper eggs to decorate.

Dye only as many eggs as you are going to eat

Try not to be wasteful when coloring Easter eggs.  Plan ahead with ways to use up the eggs, or decorate alternatives, such as paper eggs.

Make egg dyeing more eco-friendly

Try to find alternatives to unnatural dyes, and skip things like glitter, which are a big source of microplastics in the environment.  There are many natural dyes that make for beautiful eggs.

Use eco-friendly decorations

Find decor that is more eco-friendly, such as dried flowers, felted garlands, and fabrics.  Save decorations from year to year and reuse them as much as possible.

Reduce use of material items and choose gifts carefully

It is easy to get caught up on gifting material items, but instead of buying Easter basket fillers that tend to be wasteful, try to come up with ideas for useful items, and also non-material items, such as gift cards or experience gifts (e.g. tickets to a show).

You can also gift fun items that are also practical, such as clothes, spring rain boots, swimsuits, haircare items, crafts, etc.

Food and treats that get consumed are also pretty much a given at Easter time.

Take it a step further and purchase organic items, cloth toys, wood toys, clothes made from sustainable materials like bamboo, gardening items such as flower seeds, and so on.

Skip the plastic Easter grass

Plastic easter grass is very wasteful, and also bad for the environment.  This is an unnecessary source of plastic, and there are plenty of other alternatives, such as tissue paper or paper grass or shreds.

Reuse Easter baskets or choose an eco-friendly basket

Don’t buy a new Easter basket every single year. When you do purchase a basket, save it to use yearly. We have reused our children’s Easter baskets every year since they were born!

Choose treats carefully

Consider treats that are eco-friendly and locally made. This is a great opportunity to support fair trade and local businesses. In addition, you can find healthier treats that are better for the planet. Look for products that have less packaging as well, such as individually packaged items.

Shop locally for gifts and your Easter dinner

Try to do your Easter shopping locally, from holiday outfits to Easter dinner.



17 thoughts on “Tips For a More Eco-Friendly Easter”

  1. Having an eco-friendly Easter not only reduces waste and environmental impact, but also promotes sustainability and conserves resources for future generations. Choosing to celebrate in an environmentally conscious way allows us to enjoy the holiday while also taking care of the planet.

  2. These are great tips for an eco friendly Easter. We reuse Easter baskets each year. We haven’t got reusable eggs so I’ll need to get some of those to cover us for the next few years and then hand them on to my sister for her little one. He’s just a baby so it’ll work well.

  3. Paper shreddings are what we use instead of plastic grass too. Plastic grass has been out for awhile for us, for sure. I love Easter.

  4. The idea of reusing plastic eggs year after year is something so simple, yet it’s a change that can have a significant impact over time. I’ve also never considered paper eggs before, but now I’m excited to explore that as an option for both decoration and egg hunts!

  5. This is a great reminder! Yes, let us make more eco-friendly decisions this Easter. We have been reusing our plastic eggs and basket for years already and the kids have the same fun.

    We’d love to support local and will surely choose to get Easter gifts from them.

  6. I love your eco-friendly posts and I especially am loving this one for ways to enjoy a more eco-friendly Easter too. Thanks for the tips and getting rid of plastic eggs is one by me!

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