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How to have an Eco-Friendly, Plastic Free Halloween


It’s almost time to start buying in the fake blood and deciding on what design to carve into your pumpkin.

How could this be bad for the environment? The goblins and ghouls might only have a ghostly faint carbon footprint but the costumes that we buy, and typically only wear for a few hours once a year, are a real planetary horror show.


The scariest thing about halloween isn't the costumes anymore....it's the plastic!!!


Halloween used to be about homemade costumes, toilet rolls & paper towels wrapped around you to look like a mummy, or bin bags cut into wings so you looked like a bat....now, it's more about princesses, Marvel superheroes and Disney characters...


Trick or treating used to be a carrier bag, walking the streets with your brother and sister and friends and cousins, then tipping everything out onto the living room floor and swapping what you didn't want. 


Now thanks to the retailers from The Range, to ASDA and even places like B&M and all the little pop up shops on the high street, Halloween is BIG BUSINESS.....and the plastic packaging, cauldrons, plastic pumpkins, costumes, make up, face masks and everything else that's thrown away from that big business, is the equivalent to 80 MILLION coca cola bottles....YEARLY!!! For 1 night a year!!!


Halloween is a 2000 year old celebration, celebrated by witches and warlocks with feasts and festivals, commemorating the dead, and the transition from Autumn to Winter. Called All Hallow's Eve, it was simplistic and minute compared to the multi-billion pound industry it is today.

HOW TO BE MORE ECO-FRIENDLY...


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Rather than splashing out on that 'must-have' costume, raid yo