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Easter Without Plastic

Easter is one holiday in particular celebrated with a lot of plastic. Candy wrappers and hidden Easter eggs make for a lot of waste. I wish I would have thought to make this post before Easter, but until I had a plastic, candy filled egg in hand, I didn't think about it. One of the most important, and sometimes most difficult, ways of reducing plastic consumption is just to realize what roles it plays in your life. Yesterday, it was of holiday cheer, but there are definitly ways to celebrate without excess plastic waste.

1) Hard boiled eggs! Delicious, healthier than candy, and can be made just as colorful as plastic easter eggs. Yes, they take a little more work, but it's worth it to help the Earth. Hide them for all the fun of the Easter egg hunt!

2) While it's always good to be healthy, a big part of Easter is the candy. Instead of buying candies at the supermarket, make your own fudge, caramel hard candies, or chocolate/caramel covered apples! DIY is a delicious way to go plastic free.

3) Create your own Easter traditions! Why does Easter have to be celebrated with egg hunts and sugar anyway? Absolutely no reason. If DIY Easter isn't your thing, there's definitly other fun ways to spend time with family (or by yourself) during the holiday.
Head to church for a more traditional Easter, or have a family BBQ as a get together. Go for a bike ride if it's a nice day, or marathon comedy specials on netflix. There's no right or wrong way to celebrate Easter, if you celebrate it at all.

I look forward to more plastic free (or reduced plastic) holidays in the future, and I hope your Easter was a happy one! :)

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