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Our guide to having a sustainable Easter

This Easter why not try reducing waste and being more green? We’ve put together some top tips to help you achieve a more sustainable Easter.

Easter eggs

There are many opportunities to be sustainable with your Easter eggs. Shop bought eggs are usually covered in foil which contribute to 160 tonnes of foil waste being produced every year, so once you’ve eaten all of your tasty treats make sure you collect all of the foil and recycle it where possible.

A great alternative would be to make your own Easter eggs at home. BBC Good Food has a great recipe to help you get creative in the kitchen. If you are not confident with baking and would prefer to buy chocolate eggs choose those with less packaging.  This article from Moral Fibres showcases the best dairy-free, vegan and plastic-free eggs.


If you are planning on making a tasty Easter Sunday lunch why not try buying locally grown produce? Across Basingstoke and Deane we are lucky to have many opportunities to buy organic or local sourced produce right on our doorstep! At Bere Mill Farm you can purchase free range beef and lamb both online and from their onsite butchers. Harroway Organic and Northdown Orchard are great places to find fresh, seasonal produce. 

If like us, you have a habit of making a little bit too much food at Easter consider using your leftovers for another meal instead of throwing them away. Sustainable Overton has lots of resources you can use to make the most of your leftover food. Love Food Hate Waste also have lots of recipes to help reduce food waste including turning Sunday roast leftovers into pasties! Alternatively, if you have a home compost bin you can add the leftovers to further reduce your food waste. 

If you have food you won’t be using then why not use the Olio app? It enables you to list food items for your neighbours to collect and use instead of throwing them away.

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Easter activities

If you usually organise an Easter egg hunt opt for using more sustainable materials instead of plastic. Paper eggs are biodegradable and wooden eggs are a great alternative and can be used year on year. It is especially important to avoid using plastic when organising outdoor easter egg hunts as if left unfound this could be damaging to the surrounding wildlife, so opt for eco-friendly materials where possible.  

Instead of filling your eggs with chocolate or plastic toys why not think about alternatives like puzzle pieces to make a full puzzle or perhaps some seeds to plant in the garden.

Easter decorations are another activity which can easily become sustainable. Did you know you can create natural dye for your easter eggs? Better Homes and Gardens have a really simple guide showing how to do this using things like apples, onions and red cabbage.

To get the kids out of the house during the Easter break why not check out our guide to the top things to do in Basingstoke and Deane this Easter?

Save energy

If you are going away for the Easter break remember to switch off all appliances and lighting in your home or office.

If you have any other ideas for a greener Easter drop us an email at

March 2023

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