Guide to a Sustainable Halloween
It’s that time of year: pumpkin patches, apple cider, spooky costumes, and sugary candy. Halloween festivities can be so fun and exciting; it's only fair we let the earth have a good time too, right? Here are five quick and easy ways you can stay sustainable this Halloween season.
- One of the most well known Halloween traditions is going to a pumpkin patch with your friends and family and picking out your favorite pumpkin for carving into a jack-o-lantern. A really cool way to reduce your waste is to use the inside of the pumpkin to make a yummy pumpkin pie, and then compost the jack-o-lantern at the end of the holiday.
- If you like to go apple picking at a local orchard, remember to bring with you a reusable bag from home to carry your apples so you're not left using plastic. Our Market Bags were MADE for trips like these: they are ultra stretchy and super cute. You can also compost the apple cores!
- Dressing up for Halloween parties and trick-or-treating can be by far the most creative parts of the holiday. A simple way you can be sustainable in this category is to be crafty: search your house, ask friends and family members, and check local thrift stores to see if you can reuse pieces for your costume instead of purchasing something new (this is the wallet-friendly option too!!).
- When decorating for Halloween, try to use reusable lights, ghouls and ghosts, and whatever else you want to decorate your house with, so you can use them year after year without producing any waste. For inside your home, try our Pumpkin Spice Latte candle to infuse your house with the Halloween feel.
- It wouldn’t be Halloween without candy, right? When going trick-or-treating, try to use a reusable bag instead of plastic or paper to reduce waste. Also, because the wrappers are so small, it's easy to forget just how much plastic waste can be produced from candy consumption. This year, you can stop by our store in Emmaus and drop off your candy wrappers in the "Trick or Trash" box, from Rubicon, where wrappers will be sent to get properly recycled!
Have fun this Halloween and try your best to be sustainable!
Thank you for taking steps towards a greener future!