Easter is almost here. For most of us that means pastel eggs, spending time with family, and sneaking in some (or a lot of) candy, but at Good & Fugly sustainability is the first thing on our minds.
According to multiple sources, the Easter season is a big one for food waste. -not surprising because consumption at this time of year represents 4% of our total for the year. And based on global research, we will waste 3,000 tonnes of food in just four days.
Luckily we've got you covered- check out some of our tips and tricks for a fun and sustainable Easter.
Plan your feast ahead of time
Before running to the supermarket to get that last-minute pallet of food, make sure to make a list detailing the feast and the exact ingredients you need. Determining measurements beforehand will help to avoid any Easter food waste.
It sounds simple but overbuying at the supermarket is more common than you think, especially during the holiday season. Similar to being exact with your ingredients, save money and waste by taking time sure to check your cupboards and fridge before heading out and only buy what you need.
Get the kids involved in an Easter Egg Hunt
An oldie but a goodie, Easter egg hunts are the perfect way to get the family together while also getting some fresh air. Instead of hollow plastic eggs, if you're feeling extra creative this year, try making your own Easter eggs with natural dyes, then make sure to eat what you find and then why not consider composting the shells.
Make a Easter basket compost bin
Depending on the size of your Easter feast, you might find yourself with quite a bit of scraps and leftovers. Instead of chucking them in the trash, start an Easter basket compost bin! This is a great way to teach kids about the importance of sustainability and how easy it is reduce our food waste
Think a little more local and a lot more fresh
When it comes to Easter dinner, try to use local, seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Not only will this be kinder on your wallet but it'll also have a lower carbon footprint than foods that have been transported long distance --and be a lot fresher.
Easter is a time for family, friends, and good (and hopefully a little bit fugly) food. By being a little more mindful of our actions this Easter season, we can all do our part in combating food waste.
From the team at Good & Fugly, have a happy Easter!