A Green Halloween

Oct 19, 2018 3:39 PM

From plastic-heavy costumes to candy wrappers littering your house and the street, Halloween has the potential to be a wasteful holiday.

Here are some tips and tricks to make your ghoulish celebration eco-friendly!

  • Hit the Thrift Stores: Avoid the plastics and vinyl that can be found in store-bought Halloween costumes by searching the racks of your nearby thrift store or closet. Not only will this help the environment, but your unique costume is guaranteed to stand out from the crowd!
  • Reimagine and Reuse: A lot goes into preparing for the big night, so why not put your awesome costume to use another year? If you want to switch up your Halloween look, consider setting up a costume swap with your neighborhood! It's an easy, fun way for everyone to get a costume refresh without causing additional waste.
  • DIY Decorations: You don't have to buy new decorations to be the spookiest house on the block. Here's a few quick DIY decorations using recyclable materials commonly found at home!
  • Compost your Pumpkins: Unembellished pumpkins (not painted or adorned with glitter), can be composted! If only part of your pumpkin is painted, you can cut that portion off, trash it and at least compost the unpainted portion!

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