Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday and with that comes a lot of waste. This year have an eco-friendly Halloween.
What’s even scarier than the ghosts and monsters of Halloween? All of the waste that comes from Halloween. There are cheap costumes and decor, mountains of candy wrappers, un-eaten pumpkins and so much more.
An eco-friendly Halloween is still a fun Halloween with these tips. There are a lot of great eco-friendly products out there that are perfect for Halloween.
How to Have an Eco-Friendly Halloween
Make your Halloween a little less scary by having an eco-friendly Halloween. There are so many ways to reduce your impact this Halloween, even if you only choose a few from this list you will make a difference.
Making your own treats is one of the best ways to reduce waste and have healthier treats. However, handing out homemade treats to people you don’t know isn’t usually a great idea.
When buying Halloween treats look for organic and/or Fair Trade treats. The ingredients are better and they typically have less of an impact on the planet.
Additional Resource: Natural Halloween Treats
There are a few options when it comes to costumes that can help lower your impact.
- Make your own with things you have on hand.
- Buy a costume second hand.
- Borrow a costume from a friend.
- When buying new, look for high-quality costumes that can be used for many years.
A lot of Halloween decorations are made of cheap plastic and don’t hold up long term. They may also contain harmful chemicals. Instead, make your own decor, shop second hand, or shop the options below.
Being organized helps keep you from wasting time as well as resources. My Halloween planner is printable so you can print only what you need and use recycled paper to keep it eco-friendly.
Having an organized Halloween makes everyone happier and helps reduce all the stress that can come with holidays. And this way you get to stay eco-friendly as well!