Plastic Easter basket grass does not break down and ultimately sits in a landfill or in the environment, tangling animals and clogging waterways. There are all sorts of viable alternatives. Crinkled paper is biodegradable and is safer. Make your own by folding paper or tissue (saved from holiday gifts!) and cutting into thin strips. This option also cuts down on the plastic packaging. If you prefer to buy, purchase grass made from recycled paper or other natural materials such as wood fiber or raffia. A truly natural and compostable option is to grow your own grass from seed or make a bed of greens such as kale or dandelion leaves.
Photos by Susan O'Donnell