Alright ghosts and goblins, have you got everything prepared for your Halloween bash? While you get your decorations and fancy dress ready for the spooky occasion, we wanted to give you some tricks (and treats) to keep Halloween as eco-friendly as possible. Halloween is scary enough without all the waste! In a study done by Hubbub and the Fairyland Trust, they found that Halloween costumes produce 2,000 tonnes of plastic waste a year – now that’s terrifying! But don’t worry, we have some easy solutions that you can do to make this Halloween frightfully sustainable.
- 1. Start a costume swap
You probably still have your kid’s costume from last year hanging in the closet, so instead of throwing it away, why not start a costume swap with your children’s friends? That way, they can still have a new costume and their fancy dress can have a new life!
- 2. Use your leftover pumpkin
You’ve spent so much time carving the perfectly frightful jack-o-lantern – don’t let it go to waste. Instead, use the leftover pumpkin for warming soup, moist bread and muffins, or even an American pumpkin pie. Too full of pumpkin? Create a moisturizing pumpkin body scrub instead using pumpkin puree, honey, and sugar!
- 3. Create your own eco-friendly Halloween decorations
Upcycle some tin cans into spooky lanterns to hang in your garden, or create a creepy wreath using falling branches and leaves! The possibilities are endless, and it’s a great way to get your kids into the spooky spirit. Websites like Pinterest are chock full of fun and frightful eco-friendly DIY – the night sky’s the limit!
We hope these tips help you create a fun and sustainable Halloween. Have a ghostly night!