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The Best Ethical Easter Eggs For 2022 That Are Hard To Beat

Here are some truly cracking ethical Easter eggs, available online, that are hard to beat. From vegan-friendly to Fairtrade, to plastic-free and more – you’ll be sure to find an egg for you.

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Easter is a mere bunny hop, skip, and a jump away – this year it falls on Sunday 17th of April. And if you have kids in your life (or a grown-up with a sweet tooth!) then no doubt your thoughts will soon be turning to Easter eggs.

Just a couple of years ago, plastic-free Easter eggs were almost impossible to find. Your only option was to make your own eco-friendly Easter egg alternatives. However, thanks to consumer pressure, many big-name brands have removed all single-use plastic from their Easter egg packaging. The Co-Op alone says their move will save 14 tonnes of plastic each year. It just goes to show you the impact that putting pressure on supermarkets can bring.

However, it’s not just the lack of single-use plastic that goes into making an ethical Easter egg. There are other factors as well. From vegan-friendly ingredients to palm-oil free chocolate, to organic and Fairtrade ingredients, there are lots that go into making up an ethical egg.

The Best Ethical Easter Eggs

Imager of a person holding an Easter egg, with a blue text box that says the best ethical Easter eggs available right now

To help you out, I’ve rounded up the best ethical Easter eggs for both kids and adults that deliver on ethics and taste.

Happi Oat Milk Egg

happi oat milk chocolate easter egg

Happi’s Oat Milk Chocolate Easter Egg* is dairy-free, making it suitable for both vegans and vegetarians. It’s plastic-free. And it is gluten-free and soya-free. In terms of nuts, it is nut-free, but it is packed in a facility that also handles nuts, peanuts, and sesame, amongst other allergens. Therefore, if severe allergies feature in your life do check with Happi to make sure this is the right option for you.

Whilst it’s free from a lot of things, it’s certainly not taste-free. This deliciously rich and creamy salted caramel flavour egg is sure to be a hit with both kids and grown-ups. It’s the high cacao content that gives it this delicious taste. And this means less sugar is required to get the desired taste. In fact, Happi says they use 35% less sugar compared to other leading brands.

Happi is also proud to be 100% slave free. They say that they buy their cacao directly from farmers and growers with a full ‘farm-to-bar’ supply chain. This means that Happi knows who grows the cacao beans and what they get paid.

Happi also donates 1% of its annual net sales revenues to causes, such as mental health organisations.

Buy Happi’s Oat Milk Chocolate ethical Easter Egg from The Vegan Kind* for £9.49*.

Cocoa Loco

Cocoa Loco’s range of Easter products* are all organic, Fairtrade-certified, palm oil-free, and handmade in West Sussex.

Packaging is also important to Cocoa Loco, with all their products being plastic-free. Products are either packaged in cardboard, or in compostable bags.

In particular, these ethical Easter eggs, pictured above, are packaged in a bunny-shaped cardboard box and a compostable bag that will biodegrade at industrial sites or at home. As well as a milk chocolate option, vegan-friendly dark chocolate options are available too.

As well as kid-friendly Easter eggs, you can also find stunning eggs for grownups too, all with the same ethical and eco-friendly credentials. This makes for a perfect treat to nibble on after your Easter lunch!

Buy Cocoa Loco eggs from Ethical Superstore from £5.99*. You can also find a wide range on their Not On Their High St store*, such as the moustache egg in the main photo.

Moo Free

moo free ethical Easter egg

Moo Free’s range of ethical Easter eggs* is a great budget-friendly find for kids. They are a palm-oil free chocolate company, and all their chocolate is dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarian and vegan friendly. This easter egg is finished with vegan-friendly marshmallows, but other eggs in their range come complete with a surprise inside them.

Whilst not Fairtrade certified, instead Moo Free purchases Rainforest Alliance Certified Cocoa for this product to help support farmers and sustainable farming.

The only downside is that Moo Free’s eggs disappointingly aren’t plastic-free. However Moo Free say the insert in their Easter egg packaging is made from 95% recycled plastic and is recyclable again.

Buy Moo Free eggs from The Vegan Kind from £2.99*.

Booja Booja

booja booja palm oil free easter egg

If you are looking for an ethical Easter egg for the grown-up in your life, then try Booja Booja*. These seriously pretty reusable egg-shaped boxes contain a selection of Booja’s Booja’s deliciously decadent and vegan-friendly chocolate truffles.

What makes these ethically made truffles extra special is that they are certified organic and free of palm oil. They are also dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, and free of any genetically modified ingredients.

What’s more, each handmade and handpainted box is created by Kashmiri artisans in India, which helps traditional skills to flourish.

You might be wondering about whether their chocolate is Fairtrade. Booja Booja says that because of their commitment to using only organic and vegan ingredients, it is not currently possible for them to use only Fairtrade suppliers. They, therefore, do not use the Fairtrade logo. However, they do say that trading fairly and ethically is essential to how they operate and is reflected in the relationships they have with their suppliers across the globe.

Buy Booja Booja eggs from Ethical Superstore from £9.99*.

Tony Chocolonely

Tony Chocolonely egg hunt

If you need ethical chocolate eggs for your Easter egg hunt or are just looking to gift delicious tasting chocolate in completely plastic-free packaging then Tony Chocolonely* is a great ethical choice. This B Corp and FairTrade certified brand knows how to make seriously good chocolate.

Free from palm oil, GM ingredients, artificial preservatives and artificial flavours – although not dairy-free – each egg comes individually wrapped in recyclable foil. The egg box itself is made of fully recyclable cardboard.

Tony’s Chocolonely mission is to end slavery in the chocolate industry.  As such, their commitment to slave free and Fairtrade cocoa enables farmers to earn a living income, ensures traceable beans and allows them to work directly with farmers to eliminate the abuses in the industry.

Buy Tony Chocolonely eggs from Oxfam Online* or Ethical Superstore* for £4.49.

Plamil Organic Easter Egg

Plamil organic easter egg

IF you are looking for an ethical Easter egg that is produced in a factory that does not handle gluten, dairy or nuts, then Plamil’s organic Easter egg* is the one to go for. As well as a dairy-free egg, it also comes with a sharing bag of dairy-free chocolate eggs.

What’s to love about this Easter egg is that it’s certified organic and is palm-oil free. Plamil use only Fairtrade certified cocoa, and they avoid child slave labour in their supply change. What’s more, the egg comes with no plastic packaging, and it’s made in the UK in a factory powered by renewable energy.

Buy Plamil’s Organic Easter Egg from Ethical Superstore* for £3.99.

As I track down more ethical Easter eggs, I’ll be sure to add them here. In the meantime, enjoy!

Main image used c/o Cocoa Loco

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Best Eco-Friendly Birthday Cards to Celebrate Sustainably

Celebrate your friends’ and family members’ big day sustainably, with this guide to the best eco-friendly birthday cards. From recycled and recyclable birthday cards to plantable birthday cards, plastic-free cards, and more.

Like Christmas cards, with the rise in popularity of electronic cards, for some, there is no real need to send a physical birthday card. According to Exeter Unversity, the average greetings card has a carbon footprint comparable to having two cups of tea, so I see where they are coming from. For others, it is important to put pen to paper and send a physical card.

I have to admit, I do love sending physical birthday cards. I like taking a little bit of time out to pick a thoughtful card and writing a message to the recipient. Especially when it comes to family and friends that live further away. If I’m not able to spend time with them on their birthday, then I feel like sending a birthday card is the next best thing to being able to have two cups of tea with them in person!

And likewise, I do get really excited when I see a handwritten card from a loved one appear on my doormat on my birthday. It’s such a simple and easy way to show we care, in a way that e-cards just don’t always achieve.

The good news is that there are ways to send eco-friendly birthday cards with people and the planet in mind. In particular, look out for glitter-free cards, those not packaged in plastic film, recycled cards, and FSC certified cards printed in Britain. I’ve even found cards that can be reused in clever ways, and cards that can be planted in your garden.

The Best Eco-Friendly Birthday Cards

Image of a person sitting at a table writing a greetings card with a blue text box that says the best eco-friendly birthday cards to celebrate sustainably

Here are the best eco-friendly birthday cards I’ve come across to help spread sustainable joy to your loved ones on their birthday. These are all glitter-free, easily recycled, and are plastic-free.

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Stormy Knight

Stormy Knight eco-friendly birthday cards.

Stormy Knight* is a Bristol-based eco-friendly greetings card company who designs and prints illustrated greetings and occasion cards.

All of their cards are printed in the UK on FSC approved or 100% recycled card. And as well as being completely plastic-free and glitter-free, these beautiful cards are printed with vegetable-based inks. What’s more, they are fully recyclable.

Some Stormy Knight cards even come with biodegradable seed sticks inside that will blossom into flowers when planted, for that little extra touch.

Find Stormy Knight cards for sale via &Keep from £2.50*.

Little Trinkets Studio’s Eco-Friendly Birthday Cards

Plantable greetings cards from Little Trinkets Studio

Little Trinkets Studio* sells plantable birthday cards and standard birthday cards, from their Glasgow-based design studio and online shop. Whether you pick a standard birthday card or a birthday card made from seed paper, these stunning hand-illustrated cards will be sure to bring a smile to your loved one’s face.

The seed paper cards, when planted and cared for using the included instructions, should bloom into beautiful wildflowers.

What’s also to love is that Little Trinkets Studio has a no plastic policy for all of its products. This means that all of their products come in fully compostable bags made from vegetable starch.

Find Little Trinkets Studio eco-friendly birthday cards for sale via Etsy from £3.30*.

Emily Nash Illustrates

Recyclable birthday cards from Emily Nash

Looking to have a stash of eco-friendly birthday cards ready to go? Emily Nash sells a bundle of 10 FSC certified cards* that are fully recyclable, and come with recycled envelopes. These are all designed and printed in the UK. You can pick any 10 cards of your choice from Emily’s wide selection, meaning that you won’t be left with any cards that aren’t suitable.

Your cards will be delivered plastic-free, without cellophane sleeves. Instead, your chosen designs will be wrapped in tissue paper and sent in a postal box.

Find Emily Nash’s greetings cards for sale via Etsy for £20 for a bundle of 10* or £3.75 individually.

Erika’s Whimsical Art

Erika's whimsical art cards

Erika’s Whimsical Art sells tree-free eco-friendly plantable birthday and greetings cards. Instead of paper, these cards are made from 100% pre-consumer recycled cotton that degrades naturally in the soil.  The seeds include Sweet Alyssum, Poppy, Baby’s Breath, and Basil. These are non-invasive species that can be grown in pots and left outside for bees and other pollinators.

Simple planting instructions are printed on the back of the card so that after the recipient is done, the card can transform into beautiful flowers.

Do note that the card comes in what looks like a plastic bag. This is actually a compostable cornstarch bag, that ensures your card arrives in the best condition.

Find Erika’s Whimsical Art greetings cards for sale via Etsy for £4.00*.

Seasalt

Clothing retailer Seasalt makes these lovely blank greetings cards*, that would also work great for birthdays.  The cards come in a pack of six, so are handy to have stashed in your drawer for when the occasion arises.

Seasalt’s cards are printed in Cornwall using sustainably sourced paper and are 100% recyclable – there’s no glitter or foil here. What’s more, these cards ship without any plastic too, for that extra sustainable touch.

Find these greetings cards for sale on Seasalt for £10.00 for 6 cards*.

Little Green Paper Shop

Little Green Paper Shop eco-friendly birthday cards

Little Green Paper Shop* sell beautiful plantable birthday and greetings cards. All the seeds in their cards are on the approved Royal Horticultural Society’s list of Plants for Pollinators. This means your card will support bees, butterflies, and all other pollinators.

Planting instructions are printed on the back of every card, and a recycled and recyclable kraft paper envelope is included with every card too.

Find Little Green Paper shop greetings cards for sale via Etsy from £2.95*. Also, look out for packs of four cards for £9.95*.

Cockahoop Eco-Friendly Birthday Cards

Cockahoop compostable birthday cards

Cockahoop’s cheery range of birthday and greeting cards are all printed on plantable wildflower seed paper. These have clear instructions on the back for the recipient.

In keeping with Cockahoop’s eco-friendly ethos, all their cards ship plastic-free. Each card also comes with a recycled and recyclable brown kraft paper envelope.

Find Cockahoop’s eco-friendly birthday cards for sale via Etsy for £2.50*.

VIDA Natural

VIDA Natural cards

VIDA Natural cards* are a UK-based greeting cards company, that makes natural and handmade plastic-free greeting cards made from 100% recycled paper. What makes them extra special is that the eco-friendly birthday cards are embedded with various types of seeds. This means the whole card can be planted by the recipient when they are done with the card.

To grow the seeds, simply place the card in a pot with compost and water well. These will then grow into beautiful wildflowers or herbs. To make life easy, full instructions are illustrated on the reverse of every card.

Also included is an additional seed envelope. This contains extra seeds specifically selected with the butterflies and bees in mind, that can be planted as well.

Find VIDA Natural cards for sale via Wearth from £3.00*.

Whilst we are on the subject of birthdays, don’t forget to check out my guide to eco-friendly gift ideas and eco-friendly wrapping paper ideas in case you need any extra inspiration!