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How to Have a Sustainable Halloween

It’s spooky season! If you are frightened by the amount of waste generated during Halloween, read on to see how you and your friends can reduce your Halloween footprint.

One of the major contributors to Halloween waste is costumes. A crazy 85% of Halloween costumes each year are sent right to the landfill after use. To remedy this, here are some simple tips:

  • Try to DIY your costume
  • Swap costumes with a friend from the previous year
  • Go to thrift stores to up-cycle funky outfits for your costume.

Did you know 40% of food in America ends up in the landfill? Here are some tips to help reduce that:

  • Use the insides of the pumpkin to make some of your favorite pumpkin flavored treats, such as roasted seeds or pumpkin muffins
  • Make sure to compost those pumpkins that are on your front porch instead of throwing them in the landfill.

Composting is an easy way to turn food scraps into soil for your garden, and divert food waste from the landfill! Baking the seeds in the oven to make a fun snack is also a great way to reduce food waste.

These small changes to your Halloween routine can make a big difference for sustainability.

Are you having a sustainable Halloween? We’d love to see! Hashtag your posts with #makeorangegreen so we can see all the great work you are doing.

 

 

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