Shop Sustainably this Easter: Reducing Plastic Waste and Protecting the Planet
As Easter approaches, many of us are looking forward to spending time with family and friends, enjoying delicious meals, and indulging in chocolate treats. However, it's important to be aware of the environmental impact of our celebrations, particularly when it comes to plastic waste.
In Ireland, Easter is a popular holiday and it's estimated that around 17.5 million Easter eggs are consumed each year. Unfortunately, many of these eggs are wrapped in non-recyclable plastic, which ends up in landfills or pollutes our natural environment.
So, what can we do to reduce Easter plastic waste in Ireland?
- Choose eco-friendly Easter eggs
Many supermarkets and stores now offer eco-friendly Easter eggs made from sustainable materials such as cardboard or compostable materials. Look for eggs that are wrapped in paper or foil instead of plastic or shop at your local zero-waste store like us where the Easter eggs are all plastic-free, shop our range now.
- Avoid plastic decorations
Instead of purchasing plastic Easter decorations, opt for natural alternatives such as fresh flowers, branches, or leaves. You can also make your own decorations using recycled materials or items you already have at home.
- Reuse or recycle packaging
If you do receive Easter eggs wrapped in plastic, try to reuse or recycle the packaging wherever possible. Some councils in Ireland offer specific recycling schemes for certain types of plastic, so check with your local council to see what options are available in your area.
- Choose reusable Easter baskets
Instead of purchasing Easter baskets made from plastic, opt for a reusable basket made from natural materials such as wicker or cloth. These baskets can be used year after year, reducing the need for disposable plastic baskets.
- Make your own Easter treats
Instead of purchasing pre-packaged Easter treats, consider making your own at home. Not only will this reduce the amount of plastic packaging you use, but it can also be a fun activity for the whole family.
So while Easter is a time to celebrate and indulge, it's important to be mindful of the environmental impact of our celebrations. By making small changes and choosing eco-friendly options, we can all do our part to reduce plastic waste in Ireland and protect our planet for future generations.