Did you know….
- 83% of Halloween costumes use non-recyclable plastic.
- 63% of Halloween costumes can take up to 20-200 years to decompose.
- 40% of consumers buy pumpkins to carve for Halloween but 60% of them just throw it away afterwards.
- When decomposed, pumpkins produce methane gas, which is 20X more harmful to earth than CO2.
Tips To Reduce The Waste
- Reuse Costumes
Repurpose and recycle your Halloween costume.
- Eco Friendly Packaging
Use biodegradable or reusable packaging for candies on Halloween.
- Consume Pumpkin
Eat your pumpkin. Make recipes to use it. Compost it. Or feed it to the animals.
- Save Decorations
Donate or recycle Halloween decorations. Don’t put them in the waste-bins.
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