The Real Spooky Side of Halloween

17 Oct The Real Spooky Side of Halloween

Trick or Treat?

The National Retail Federation expects Americans to spend $8.8 billion this year on Halloween. That’s a lot of costumes, masks, fake cobwebs, candy wrappers, and plastic treat bags, much of which will end up in the trash on November 1.  Scary, we know!

A recent article from Fast Company highlights the challenges during Halloween, as many Halloween-related products are designed to be disposable, creating more waste than you would imagine. 

Here are five easy tips to celebrate more sustainably and affordably:

1- Sustainable kid costumes that will last the season, and can be handed down

2- Skip the store and shop your closet

3- Host a pre-Halloween costume swap

4- Buy eco-friendly treats – still sweet but wrapped consciously

4- Rethink the plastic treat bag with reusable options

Read the full article at https://www.fastcompany.com/90416104/halloween-is-terrible-for-the-environment-heres-how-to-do-it-sustainably