Easter is an eagerly anticipated long weekend which is often full of packaging waste from Easter eggs, decorations and costumes. While the chocolate and hot cross buns are great, the packaging they come in leaves much to be desired. Here at smartass, we’re egg-cited to share some sustainable swaps you can easily make to have a more environmentally friendly easter weekend because every little bit counts!
Eco-Friendly Egg Baskets
Ditch the plastic and repurpose your smartass tree-free tissue boxes as Easter baskets. It’s not just Easter eggs that contribute to our increased plastic consumption, but plastics from other items such as baskets and decorations.
Grab a couple of your smartass tissue boxes and get the kids involved to create and decorate their dream easter egg baskets. Not only is it good for the environment but everyone can make it their own. You can also use smartass toilet paper wrappers to shred and make a soft base for all your Easter goodies!
TP Bunny Ears
Get crafty with our toilet paper range and create your own easter bunny ears. Replace the usual plastics with our TP roll and fun colourful wraps.
Sustainable Easter Treat Wrappers
Rethink your Easter egg hunt by swapping individually wrapped chocolate for homemade chocolate or other plastic-free treats. Wrap them up by using our TP wrappers. They are bright, colourful, fun and save on large amounts of easter egg packaging that is so harmful to our environment. Our compostable wraps are coloured using water and soy-based inks which means you can quickly sweep everything into the home compost bin and hide the evidence.
Hot Cross Bums… buns
Instead of buying hot cross buns sold in plastic, why not take the time to make your own. Have some fun in the kitchen and get a bit messy with our easy to follow Hot Cross Bums recipe below. Once cool, use your smartass TP wrappers as a plastic substitute and bundle these wee morsels up for the lunch box or a cheeky easter gift.
smartass Hot Cross Bums Recipe:
Shop Without Packaging is a Refillery based in Raglan, New Zealand. Their beautiful store focus's on sustainability in many ways including providing local products and encouraging their customers to bring in jars and containers to refill their products. Here at smartass, we think our values align with SWOP which leads us to want to reach out and chat!