According to GreenHalloween.org, here are some ways for you to have a healthier and more eco-friendly Halloween this year:
- Host a costume exchange for National Costume Swap DayTM (second Saturday of October)
- Choose fun treasures instead of conventional sweets. Or, choose healthier treats such as organic candy, natural snacks and honey sticks.
- When it comes to costumes and décor—reuse, borrow, trade, purchase used or do-it-yourself.
- If you’re giving a party, avoid disposable napkins, plates, cups, tablecloths and other
- Get creative with Treat bags For extra fun, match the bag to the costume using something you already own. Here are some ideas: purses, flower pots (cover the hole), cloth sacks, backpacks, lunch-boxes. We always used pillow cases as children and they worked perfectly.
*Statistic credit Bob Lilienfeld www.Use-Less-Stuff.com based on data from U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Transportation. Assumes costume weight of 1 pound.