Who says Halloween has to be filled with plastic trinkets, decorations, and disposable costumes to be fun? Not me!
The sad fact is that on average, Americans buy $3.4 billion worth of costumes every year and most of those will be thrown out after just one use. In the UK, an estimated 2,000 tonnes of plastic waste is generated from throwaway Halloween costumes.
The decor that we collectively put up in our homes isn’t much better. Between Halloween and New Year’s, Americans throw away 25% more trash during the holiday season, which amounts to an extra 25 million tons of garbage. A significant portion of that comes from decorations.
We can do better.
Plus, when we are intentional about the items we use in our homes and to dress up, we can cut back on clutter, bring more attention to how we are celebrating, and enjoy it all a lot more.
This episode of Wannabe Minimalist will also help you discover:
6 ideas for getting costumes and decor (without buying new)Non-plastic decoration ideas for both the inside and outside of your homeSimple costume ideas you can find in your closetHow to make costumes the easy and sustainable waySeveral ideas for plastic free goodies for Trick or Treaters
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