Eco-Easter series: Eggcellent eggs
The egg is incredible for more reasons than it’s edibility. It is celebrated world-wide as a symbol of fertility, re-birth and life.
And during Easter, eggs often hold within them something even more important than life – chocolate! And for this, we just can’t help but to say, “Thanks Easter bunny!”
But what are the plastic-free alternatives to chocolate holding eggs? You’d be surprised at the options.
Not only are sustainably sourced goodie-hiding eggs available, there are even eco-eggs for eating, shaking and decorating too!
Here’s a look at some “green” eggs, sans ham:
Organic eggs in milk or dark chocolate from Natural Candy Store
100% beeswax sculpted egg candle from Big Dipper Wax Works
Fair trade Kenyan Kisii Eggs from Taraluna
Folk art Easter egg from The Wooden Wagon
Handmade decorative eggs from you or Etsy
Haba “Dancing Eggs” game from The Wooden Wagon
Fair trade egg shaker from Down to Earth Toys
Wooden play eggs from A Toy Garden
Felted egg kit from A Child’s Dream Come True
DIY crocheted gift egg kit from Nova Natural
Paper mache nesting eggs from Magic Cabin
Reclaimed or re-used plastic eggs (saved from year’s past, Freecycle, garage sales, etc.)
Tips for greening plastic eggs:
- If you want to use them, say ‘no’ to buying new
- If you get them, be sure to reuse them year after year
- Reuse them for crafts or other (here are 50 ways to use plastic eggs)