This week Highland Radio visited St. Mary’s NS Stranorlar to learn about their halloween swap shop.
Did you know?
- A swap shop is a really easy way to enter the circular economy – costumes get a second, third or fourth lease of life! Which is really great for kids as they usually grow out of their costumes every year.
- The idea of a swap shop does not involve money, everyone comes together to trade what they no longer need.
- Parents, you can do so with other parents from your child’s school, clubs, or creche! Or get all the cousins together.
- Social media is another way to achieve this – check out our episode on freecycling! https://highlandradio.com/2023/06/20/ours-to-protect-letterkenny-freecycle-pay-it-forward-20-06-23/
- Another way to keep costs- and your carbon footprint down and is to keep your trick or treat bags and reuse them year in year out – make the decision to start this year. Get a box and put all of your halloween decorations, costumes, trick or treat supplies and keep them for next year.
- Remember pumpkins can biodegrade, can be used to make pies and decorations and are relatively low cost.