As Halloween approaches, it’s time for some sustainable spookiness! Did you know that Halloween generates a terrifying amount of waste? Well, we’re here to help you make this year’s celebration not only frightfully fun but also kind to our planet 🌍 Here’s how you can combat this eerie issue while having a wickedly good time:
🦹♀DIY Costumes: Did you know that store bought costumes often contain non-recyclable materials? Get creative and craft your own costumes using recycled materials or clothing you already have.
🕯️Eco-friendly Decor: Opt for reusable, biodegradable, natural or recyclable decorations. Traditional plastic decorations can take hundreds of years to decompose, haunting our environment long after the holiday is over.
🍬Sustainable Treats: Choose organic or locally sourced candies and snacks with minimal packaging. Shockingly, Halloween generates about 2,000 tons of plastic waste from candy wrappers each year.
👻Waste-free Parties: If you’re hosting a Halloween bash, use reusable plates, cups, and utensils. Did you know that Americans throw away 25% more trash between Halloween and New Year’s compared to any other time of year?
🎃Pumpkin Recycling: Don’t forget to compost your Jack-o'-lanterns after the festivities. Sadly, over 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins end up in landfills each year, contributing to harmful methane emissions.
🎭Donate & Recycle: Instead of throwing away old costumes or decorations, consider donating to local charities or thrift stores - or even swap with friends!
🍁Nature Walks: Enjoy the autumn weather by organizing nature walks or hikes to appreciate the beauty of the season without relying on disposable products or excess consumption. Remember, nature is our greatest treat! Check out our upcoming event with Urban Forest Therapy.
Let’s show our community how to celebrate a sustainable Halloween! Tag us on Instagram (@dharmaanddwell) to share your Halloween eco-tips! 🦇
Wishing you a spooky and sustainable Halloween! 🧛🏻♂️