This Halloween, one person's trash may just be another's last-minute costume.
In an effort to celebrate Halloween in a more sustainable way, here are a few tips to reduce the amount of trash we generate:
- Use old clothing or visit thrift shops for costumes
- Recycle clean bottles, cans, paper and cardboard
- Compost your pumpkins
- Toss candy wrappers in the trash or make something artsy with them
Daily Herald has more details:
With the traditions of costumes, cobwebs and candy corn, the Halloween holiday offers added opportunities to work one’s magic with clever sustainability practices.
Brewing up a ghoulishly green Halloween starts with a conscious effort to reduce the volume of trash we generate. On average, each of us throws away about 4.4 pounds of trash each day. Given this staggering statistic, reducing waste seems wise. In the spirit of Halloween humor, you could say … the less “worm food” we send to the landfill the better.
Next, invoking a spell to fire-up the imagination might help for the conjuring of Halloween costumes and decorations that reuse old items, recyclables materials and trash. It goes without saying that old clothing and thrift shop finds are a great way to piece together a spooky costume. You don’t need to be a seamstress to turn a dress shirt and a pair of pants into a zombie costume. All you need are a pair of scissors and some dirt from the garden.