Halloween is a long-anticipated holiday for many people each year. It’s a time to dress up, get together with friends and family, and of course indulge in copious amounts of candy. However, Halloween can be one of the worst holidays for our environment. From the plastic pumpkin decor, to the candy wrappers haphazardly thrown on the ground, to the amount of costumes that get tossed into the garbage afterwards; our environment takes a huge hit. It’s time to think about our earth! Here’s how you can help and be environmentally conscious this Halloween:
1.Make your own pumpkin décor with a milk jug!
Instead of buying more plastic, recycle what you have. Use this time as an opportunity to get crafty with your friends, family or kids! Use items you have around the house and get creative!
2. Give Out Environmentally-Friendly Candy
When purchasing candy this year to give out to all the ghouls and goblins that appear at your door step, think about the amount of packaging it has. There are a lot of options in grocery stores, health-food stores and even some farmers markets. Think green!
3.Light the Way with LED’s
When lighting the path to your door for all of those trick-or-treaters, consider using LED lights or solar powered lamps. You’ll save on energy and they’ll last longer!
4. Trick-Or-Treat with Reusable Bags
Instead of buying another hard-plastic pumpkin basket to hold your abundance of candy in, use a tote bag, a reusable shopping bag or even a pillow case! With the pillow case you can draw on it with glow-in-the-dark markers to really get in the spooky spirit.
5.Donate Your Costume
Don’t toss your costume into the garbage only for it to go and sit in a landfill for years. Donate your costume so another person or child can enjoy Halloween in style!
Bedford is proud to be an environmentally friendly company. Recycle your Halloween milk jugs! They might just end up becoming recycled plastic lumber. Our structural recycled plastic lumber products are manufactured using recycled HDPE plastic like milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles. Each year, we save thousands of pounds of plastic from entering our earths oceans, landfills and waterways. Be Bedford Green!