Spooktober is upon us, which means fun costumes, scary movies, tasty candy-- and lots of excess waste. Halloween, like so many holidays, has become horrifyingly wasteful. End the horror by following some of our tips for a greener Halloween.
Get creative with costumes
Store-bought costumes are most often overpriced and cheaply made (not to mention the conditions in which they are made). Have some fun this Halloween and come up with a neat homemade costume. There’s plenty of costumes you can make using items you already have at home and a bit of imagination. Thrift stores are another great place to find inspiration.
Candy is one of the biggest culprits of producing waste on Halloween.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with local fare from one of the candy shops in Philly, or bake your own spooky treats to skip the wrapper and get right to the good stuff. If you do end up with excess wrappers, transform your trash into a neat upcycling project.
What’s more fun: spending too much money on decorations you’ll only use a few weeks a year, or gathering your friends for a night of spooky crafts? Whether you’re looking to decorate your doorstep or creep-ify your kitchen, there are plenty of easy DIYs that you can make using what you have already!