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