🎃Don't let the ghost of waste haunt you this Halloween! 🌍
Creepin' It real, As we gear up for a ghoulishly good time this Halloween, it's crucial to be mindful of the terrifying amount of pumpkin waste and single-use plastics haunting our environment.
While we enjoy the spooky season, it's essential to remember that our actions have a lasting impact on the planet. Let's make this Halloween a sustainable one by being conscious of our choices and finding creative ways to reduce waste.
Check out our 3 easy tips to reduce waste in the article below! Be a #PiraniHero and join us in taking a step towards a greener and cleaner future for all!
- PUMPKIN WASTE - Did you know that post-Halloween, more than 1 billion pounds of pumpkins are tossed into landfills, contributing to staggering food waste? Instead of letting these pumpkins meet a tragic end in landfills, consider composting. Composting pumpkins not only reduces food waste but also enriches the soil, providing a natural fertilizer for future harvests. Composting significantly reduces methane emissions, a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. By adopting this eco-friendly practice, you not only curb waste but also nurture Mama N. Learn the step-by-step process of pumpkin composting and become a steward of our planet this Halloween season. Don't have a yard or compost? Consider taking your old pumpkins to your local pumpkin patch or local garden!
Candy + Single-use Waste - Approximately $400 million of candy goes to waste on Halloween. The surge in candy consumption and single-use packaging contributes to a significant rise in waste production, but opting for bulk candy purchases and reusable treat bags can help combat this issue, promoting a more sustainable and eco-friendly celebration. It is also the season for Pumpkin spice lattes, or maybe you're attending a Halloween party full of orange Solo cups (Major Party Fouls!). There are 500 billion disposable cups wasted around the world each year due to our convenient habits. Something as simple as asking your barista to pour in your reusable cup, brining your own cup to the party, or asking your friend(s) to use reusables instead of disposables at their party are all great ways to contribute towards making a difference!
Eco-Friendly Costumes - Mowgli's adorable sheet ghost costume not only brings joy but also highlights the importance of reusing costumes, emphasizing the role of sustainable practices in reducing textile waste during Halloween festivities. Did you know the textile industry is one of the largest polluters globally? By reusing costumes, you're not only saving money but also reducing your carbon footprint. Get creative with DIY costume ideas, encouraging others to join the movement towards sustainable dressing up. By incorporating second-hand or repurposed items, you can craft unique and environmentally friendly costumes. This Halloween, let your imagination run wild and contribute to reducing textile waste, making the world a cleaner, greener place.