Waste360 is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Need to Know

Reduce Trash and Recycle Right This Halloween

halloween pumpkin
Halloween is the perfect time to use your imagination when it comes to creating costumes and recycling.

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.

Read the full article here.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.