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March 31, 2022

How to keep your Easter eco-friendly

The PureHarvest team is always on the hunt for easy, sustainable switches we can make in our day-to-day lives that positively impact our planet. We like to tread lightly on our earth, and we recognise that individual actions can play an important role in the future of our world.

Holiday periods can often be sources of great waste, so we thought we’d offer up a few tips to make this year’s Easter celebrations a little eco-friendlier (and no, we’re not taking away the chocolate!).

Ethical chocolate

It wouldn’t be Easter without a few chocolate eggs! These Easter favourites are often mass-produced from less-than-ideal sources of chocolate (not to mention the packaging). Thankfully, there are now loads of options out there allowing us to make ethical chocolate choices including organic, Fairtrade, vegan and palm oil free eggs.

Organic, vegan and palm oil free are all terms that most of us are already familiar with, but how much do you know about Fairtrade? Fairtrade chocolate means the cocoa and sugar farmers who helped grow the ingredients used in the process are guaranteed fair pay for what they’ve done and ensures a better quality of life for the people who worked towards making the delicious treat. Look out for the Fairtrade certification on the outside of your chocolate pack if you’re unsure.

Packaging

While it is great news that a lot of Easter egg packaging is recyclable nowadays, did you know that packaging takes up a quarter of the weight of most popular Easter eggs? To get more chocolate for your money and to make a more sustainable choice, look out for chocolate with minimal packaging.


You could also purchase your chocolates from a bulk foods store where you can bring your own container and fill them up with the chocolates of your choice. A lot of the chocolates available at these stores can be melted down and poured into any kind of mould you have on hand – a great option to creative with in the kitchen!

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Easter food

If you’re looking for eco-friendly Easter treats, then you’ve come to the right place! There are so many vegan options for Easter treats these days. Check out some of our recipes including Easter Bark, Chocolate Nests and Nut Butter Filled Chocolate Dates.

Then there’s the Easter staple – Hot Cross Buns. If you’ve got the baking itch, then have a go at making our Vegan Hot Cross Buns.

Don’t give pets as a present!

Baby bunnies and chickens might seem like a cute gift idea but it’s best to avoid pets as a present.

So many of these animals end up dumped at shelters after the Easter period when they grow too big or don’t fit into people’s post-holiday schedules. Some of these animals are even released into the wild where they can do a lot of damage to native flora and fauna. So, stick to decadent chocolate treats this year instead of pets, we promise a chocolate bunny is just as good as the real thing!

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