Twiin’s Guide To An Eco-Friendly Easter
Easter grows more and more in popularity each year and with this more and more waste is produced each year, check out our guide for some ideas for an Eco Friendly Easter. Whilst you’re here you should also check out our ideas for alternative Easter gifts.

Ditch the Dyes
Using natural and plant based dyes means you can eat the hard boiled eggs after (devilled eggs anyone?). If you don’t like hard boiled eggs, poke holes in the top and bottom of your eggs and blow out the insides to make scrambled eggs. 
Many store-bought dyes are full of chemicals that can run into natural waterways and pollute freshwater ecosystems. Using Eco Friendly processes to dye your eggs means that you can add the shells to your composting afterwards without the risk of pollution. 

Happy Hunting
Instead of buying plastic eggs to hide candy and treats in, have a look in your recycling for small boxes, save those takeout containers, even toilet roll tubes can be used. Put the treats inside and wrap in a biodegradable paper. You can go the extra mile and have the kids decorate the paper with potato stamps.
Don’t be tempted to buy a throw away Easter basket, if you have young children, invest in something that will last, make it a big deal and something they will treasure year after year. 

Eat Well
Trying to buy plastic free Easter eggs should be your first step, but also consider your traditional Easter lunch, support local farmers, buy organic meat and eggs and try to eat seasonally. 

If you’re local to Coal Drops Yard we can’t recommend The Coal Office Food Hub enough, you can buy fresh farm grown produce from here as well as amazing baked goods. By creating the food hub, Coal Office aims to support the local community by providing fresh, nourishing food and produce and also to continue to support its supply chain during the pandemic. Any leftovers are also donated to Shelter From The Storm and local Food Banks. 

March 31, 2021 — Polly Pritchett