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Making Halloween Green

All holidays offer an opportunity to go green without sacrificing an ounce of festive fun. Going green for Halloween is also a nice way to cut down on spending, as the average American is projected to spend over $75 toward the October 31st festivities. 

With a bit of innovation, the staples of Halloween - costumes, candy and trick-or-treating can all be redone with the environment in mind. 

Plastic is Perilous

Ready for a scary statistic? According to World Watch, Americans throw away 100 billion plastic bags every year. 

Avoiding plastic bags is the environmentally conscious choice no matter the time of year. Using upcycled fabrics (shirts, pillow cases) in replacement of Halloween bags is a great way to go waste free and also use a more durable material for collecting the max amount of candy!

Trick or Trash

Safety is important and because of this indiviual candy wrapping is a practicethat cannot be compromised. A company called Terracycle accepts shipments of approved candy wrappers to be recycled, including most of the fun-size candy. 

Fightening, yet Frugal Costuming

Halloween costumes can be expensive and wasteful. Make sure you save your yearly halloween costume so it can be reused. Local thrift store shopping is also a great way to be eco-conscious when figuring out a costumer!

By Mattias Wallander (Huffington Post)