Are you in search of an Easter gift for friends and family this year?
After Christmas, Easter is the worst time of year for producing unnecessary waste. The environmental impact of producing chocolate and other Easter gifts every year is massive. The production process, supply process and the resulting waste from the packaging of easter gifts creates a colossal carbon footprint.
There is a huge amount of packaging that comes from the average Easter egg. On average, 90 million Easter eggs are sold in the UK each year and up to a third of the weight of an egg is its packaging. 8,000 tonnes of waste is generated just from Easter egg packaging and cards every year.
It is predicted that Easter 2021 will release 97,647 tonnes of carbon emissions into our atmosphere. This is equivalent to 100 return flights between London and New York, and the same weight as 13,949 elephants. All this packaging adds up to a huge amount of waste and material in order to wish someone a Happy Easter.
If you’re dreading the thought of spending Easter Sunday surrounded by a bin full of waste, why not purchase an eco-friendly Easter gift with Tree Time? Easter is traditionally celebrated with chocolate eggs and flowers but why not try something different this year and give a more unique gift? Give a gift that captures the message of new life this Easter by donating or adopting a tree with Tree Time.
Donations start from as little as £20. With every donation received Tree Time will be able to plant more trees in Edinburgh. Each dedicated tree will be provided with a certificate signed by The Right Honourable Lord Provost of Edinburgh to commemorate your dedication. If you want to make your gift extra special, you can also adopt a tree in Edinburgh. Each adopted tree comes with a beautiful, maintained and personalised plaque placed on the tree.
Whichever package you choose, you’ll be making Easter even more meaningful with a unique gift that will grow for years to come. You will also be giving a gift to wildlife and nature which helps the environment in the long run and provides a lasting legacy for future generations.
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