October 31 is supposed to be spooky, that doesn’t mean you need scare away the environment. While you’re taking care of the earth during the rest of the year, don’t neglect Halloween! Go green on Halloween with these helpful household, decorating, and costume tips.
Use the whole pumpkin. Pumpkins are the go-to Halloween decorative symbol, but do you typically throw away the innards? Bake a pie with the insides, bake the seeds to a crispy crunch, and compost the shell when you no longer want to decorate your porch with a seasonal ghoul or goblin.
Walk, don’t drive. Instead of driving to other neighborhoods for trick-or-treating, stay close to home and walk from house to house to cut down on air pollution and energy consumption. If you must drive to a Halloween party, carpool or take public transportation.
Recycle what you can. If it’s not already part of your routine, start composting this Halloween. Compost pumpkins, fall leaves (where legal!), and leftover Halloween party food.
Use clothing and accessories you already have to make your costume. Make your costume with items that you already own, or purchase items from a thrift store to help perpetuate the cycle of recycling.
Do a costume swap. The majority of people buy costumes each year, and that Halloween costume waste adds up to the tune of 12,500 tons of landfill waste. Check to see if you can swap costume pieces with a friend, family member, or coworker from a previous costume.
Purchase a costume you can re-wear for Halloweens to come. Sometimes, a costume is just too topical or trendy to pass up. But try to keep your costume choice relevant for years to come, so someone (if not yourself) can wear it again, and it doesn’t end up in a landfill.
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Do you have any other ideas for going green this Halloween? Let us know below in the comments.