Autumn leaves, shorter days – it’s that time of the year again. Halloween is well on its way as we delve deeper into October. Unfortunately, this is also a time when people place particular harm on our environment. But who said Halloween couldn’t be eco-friendly? Scan the tips below to ensure you’re kinder to our environment this spooky season!
Approaches to Pumpkins
Firstly, when buying your jack-o-lantern pumpkin, consider sourcing one from a farmer’s market or local grower. This is much kinder to our environment than buying one from a conventional supermarket. After all, by shopping locally, you can reduce the number of miles the pumpkin has to travel to reach you, support local businesses, and discover transparent information about each farmer’s growing practices. After you’ve used your pumpkin, ensure the leftovers don’t go to waste. Why not make a pumpkin pie, soup, or even a smoothie?
Not all sweet treats have to harm our environment. Instead of opting for conventional plastic-wrapped brands, you could try supporting a more sustainable company such as Glee Gum, YumEarth, or Unreal Candy. Not only are many of the products on offer here vegan, but they are also free from artificial colors and flavors and support environmental causes.
Use Eco-Friendly Halloween Bags
Why send your child out trick-or-treating with a single-use plastic bag when they could be using a reusable tote bag? Single-use plastic bags stick around for many more years than we do, contributing to landfill sites and pollution. Thus, it’s time to ditch plastic and start reusing materials. This expands resources’ lifespans and prevents the demand for more resources than necessary.
Approaches to Costumes
Instead of buying plastic and other materials with a brand-new costume, you could consider making your own spooky outfit at home. You could use items you already have available to you, such as black T-shirts and trousers, ensuring you’re reusing materials rather than consuming more than you need. Furthermore, you could always donate your old costumes once you’re finished with them, ensuring that it gets a second home and avoids the dreaded landfill site.
Try to avoid buying plastic Halloween decorations. If you’d like to decorate your house, you can quickly get creative with kinder materials such as cardboard, paper, and even glass jars. If you only utilize items you can recycle, you will be doing your bit to help our planet.
Firstly, there are probably better ways to approach Halloween than the current way you approach it. With so many options out there, it’s straightforward to become eco-friendlier today!
Next, many companies may be able to benefit from selling eco-friendly Halloween products. Eco-conscious consumers now demand eco-friendly treats and bags and will be likelier to shop at a store that considers these values.
Finally, don’t underestimate how much you can do for our environment. If you follow even just one of the tips above, you can lessen your negative impact on our planet today!