We’re turning your traditional Easter basket into a treasure that Mother Nature and the Easter Bunny will be proud of. It’s cheap, easy and GREEN.
Easter Baskets are the perfect way to celebrate the much-anticipated arrival of Spring. But if you’re not careful, your cute little basket could be anything but a friend to the environment. From the basket to the grass and even some of the candy containers, there’s a lot of cheap plastic involved in an Easter basket. But there’s an easy fix for all of it.
To make your Easter Baskets more eco-friendly, be sure to start with a basket made from natural materials and one that can do double-duty. It should hold your Easter goods, but once the holiday is over, make sure you’ll have use for it somewhere in your home. And don’t be afraid to think outside of the basket. Bowls, buckets and flower pots also make for creative Easter baskets.
While the plastic grass you’ll find at the store is inexpensive, it can be dangerous. Instead, why not use paper right out of your shredder? To make your eco-friendly Easter grass more colorful, shred old magazines, old wrapping paper or flyers printed on colored paper. After the holidays are over, it can all go straight to the recycle bin.
Instead of using mass-produced sugary treats, check out the organic candy brands, especially those with a cause attached to the label. Don’t forget to check out local candy makers and bakeries.
Stuffed animals and toys are cute but are unfortunately very disposable. Instead, give your kids a book, craft supplies or seeds so they can start their own garden.