Halloween is here and whilst 2020 has been a different year for many bad reasons, let’s make the day different for all the right reasons. By prioritising the environment, we can make Halloween spooky, scary and sustainable
Every year, tonnes and tonnes of single-use plastic is thrown out before November even begins. Plastic snack wrappers, cheap costumes and tacky decorations fill the wheelie bins as the kids fill up on sugar after trick-or-treating. But this year will obviously be different…
Whether you’re having Zoom Halloween parties, watching scary movies with your family, or decorating your house for your neighbours to enjoy from a distance, here are some ideas on how to be more sustainable:
- GET CRAFTY – See what decorations and costumes you can make from objects and up-cyclable products around the house. Look at these ideas for inspiration
- PLASTIC FREE FOOD – Seek out the snacks which don’t fill the bins. Toffee apples and home-made cookies are not just tasty, but a fun activity with the kids.
- CHARITY SHOPPING – Head to nearby charity shops to pick up costume components, whilst supporting your local circular economy
- TREAT THE NIGHT-TIME CRITTERS – Lay out some snacks for your nocturnal neighbours. Hedgehogs, foxes and badgers deserve treats too, find out how you can look after them here!