Avoid the terrifying plastic waste these holidays with our 6 tips & ideas to not only have a spooktacular Halloween but a sustainable one too!
🎃 Pumpkins: Pumpkin carving is a must at Halloween but don't throw the insides out, pumpkin soup anyone or pumpkin pie, Yum! After the holidays you can give the rest of your pumpkin to the chickens (they love it) or add to the compost bin. Pick your own pumpkin from your local pumpkin patch its a fun family day out & a great way to help support your local farmers.
Witches and goblins
👻 Costumes: It is estimated around 7 million poor-quality, cheaply made Halloween costumes are disposed of each year in the UK alone and with most Halloween costumes being made solely of polyester (a synthetic fiber derived from coal, air, water, and petroleum) an Eco-friendly Halloween costume is a must. Get crafty & make your own, check out Pinterest for lots of great ideas. You can use old clothes or buy second hand on eBay or better yet visit your local charity shop & support a good cause.
🕷️ Halloween Party: You know what’s really scary? Every bit of plastic ever made, still exists. Ditch the disposables and use children's wooden tableware that's built to last & made for keeps, perfect for whipping out year after year.
🍁 Decoration: Re-use what you already have at home or recycle old decorations to make new ones. Crafting your own decorations with items found in nature can be made into a full day with the kids -
- Ghost leaves - paint white and draw spooky faces with a black marker pen, string together for a spooky ghost garland. Ooooo 👻
- Conker spiders - some painted on eyes & pipe-cleaner legs and boom you have a conker spider. (Also super fun to go collect the conkers)
- Stick Spider Web - with some strategically placed twigs and some wool to weave you can make spider webs to hang
Ghosts are hiding
In the walls;
Creeping out when
🦇 Trick or Treat: Use a reusable bag to collect your treats in, or better yet make your own with the kids. Reduce your carbon emissions by ditching the car & walking house to house.
One last house,
“Trick or Treat!”
🍬 Treats: Make your own, but if you're limited on time (like most of us are) buy locally produced treats in as little packaging as possible.
Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year, but it can also be a lot of work . . . make sure to enjoy your Halloween Night too! 🎃 & if you have any other tips for a Green Halloween? Let us know in the comments below