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Why to Ditch Plastic Easter Eggs—and the Eco-Friendly Alternative Worth Trying

Plastic Easter eggs may be pretty, but they're not sustainable. Here's why you should switch to fillable paper eggs this season.

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Written by
Riley Baker
is a colorful, family-friendly celebration of spring. Sweet treats abound, along with crafts, bunnies, baby chicks, and, of course, Easter eggs.
Coloring real eggs with
natural dyes
is always an option, but if
steep egg prices
have you reconsidering, or if you're in want of an egg to house treats for a hunt, we have a sustainable solution:
Fillable Paper Easter Eggs
Read on to discover why our biodegradable eggs are a worthy alternative to the outdated plastic version.

Are Plastic Easter Eggs Recyclable?

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While those classic and colorful fillable eggs are indeed made of plastic, they are
not recyclable
. Recycling rules vary from city to city, but most facilities actually advise tossing plastic eggs in the trash. This is likely because the size and shape of plastic eggs can be difficult to sort, causing the item to
interrupt machinery
or get filtered out entirely.
Not only are most plastic Easter eggs non-recyclable, but according to
Lincoln California Recycling & Garbage,
they may also contain lead paint and
, which can negatively impact human health. (Not exactly kid-friendly!)

Fillable Paper Easter Eggs

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The Benefits of Fillable Paper Easter Eggs

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Paper Easter eggs provide all of the same candy and treasure-storing prowess as their plastic cousins, but with a lot less waste. These eggs are biodegradable, making disposal a low-impact affair.
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But first, put your paper eggs to good use! Gather the family for a DIY decorating session (you can even
make natural dyes
from fruit and vegetable scraps) before stuffing them for a hunt, or to be placed in a celebratory basket.
Once the day is over, stash your personalized eggs for next year! And should their lifecycle come to an end, simply toss them into your
pile like you would a natural eggshell.