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5 tips to a greener Easter

By: Shea Gunther on April 21, 2011, 1:35 p.m.
Green plastic Easter grass

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Skip plastic grass and eggs

Each year Americans buy a literal mountain of plastic grass to fill up Easter egg baskets. It's the spring equivalent of the evil silver Christmas tinsel that my parents couldn't get enough of when I was growing up. Plastic grass is designed to be used once, and most of it ends up in the landfill mere days after the holiday. It's the same story with hollow plastic eggs — most end up getting tossed after being used one or twice. If you want to green up your Easter this year, skip the plastic grass (buy paper grass or make your own) and go with real colored eggs. (Or go with organic free-range eggs if you want to go the whole nine green yards.)