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5 Eco-Friendly Halloween Tips for Eco-minded Parents

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How can we be sustainable and also have fun trick-or-treating? Check out these 5 tips for a low-waste Halloween!

As a working mom of a 5-year-old, I was curious about how to be sustainable this Halloween without doing a lot of complicated prep work. I have done a little research and hope you enjoy these fun tips!

1. Get eco-friendly candy.

Finding eco-friendly mini candy is hard but not impossible! There is boxed candy, and also candy packaged in compostable material. Junior Mint, Nerd Mini Candy, Glee Gum Variety packs, and Alter Eco Chocolate are all on this handy Eco-Friendly candy list!

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2. Buy in bulk and make putting together goody bags, a Halloween activity with your child.

If you get candy in bulk and make your own assortments, you don’t have to feel guilty about all that small packaging going to waste! And if you want to be really eco-friendly, bring your own bags to your local supermarket or Whole Foods Market.

You can also buy personalized *Halloween Goody bags* (fancy!) from Etsy to help assemble all the goodies*.* These bags are FDA approved to handle food, and printed on 100% recycled paper. They are the perfect eco-friendly favor for your Halloween or school party. Fill the bags with an array of ghoulishly delicious treats! It’s a pretty simple but fun activity to do with your child.

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3. Try used costumes.

In 2022, consumers in the United States are expected to spend an all-time high of 10.6 billion U.S. dollars for the Halloween season. More and 3 million of that will be for costumes. How many actual hours will your kids (or you) wear the costumes? Maybe half a day? A few hours?

There are a few tricks that can save you money and make your Halloween more sustainable. Check out costume swap events on Facebook. Have you joined the Buy Nothing Group on Facebook yet? This is a great time to exchange costumes in the neighborhood (and to get to know your neighbors’ taste in costumes...😊)

Also, thrift stores are a great way to get inspired. There are even online thrift stores! No need to go anywhere — just sit tight on your couch and scroll! If you want more info, click this link!

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4. Recyclable treat boxes.

Wouldn’t it be better if treat boxes could be reused or recycled? Yes!

Eco-conscious Halloween shopping can be a little tricky, but it’s worth it! It will save you time and be good for your conscious. Check out the great options on the Eco-Friendly Halloween Treat Box List. Paper boxes and bags are the best!

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5. Alternative items

Additionally, there are non-candy options to give away to trick-or-treaters. Sustainable options include things like pencils and crayons that will get real use, mini notebooks, or even a few coins (who doesn’t love money, right?).

Here are some great non-candy options — Halloween Pencils, Halloween coloring books, 42pk mini coloring books, Mini Halloween notebooks.

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Are you feeling ready? These quick, eco-friendly Halloween ideas will get kids excited and still be sustainable! If you have more tips, leave them in the comments! The more, the merrier (or spookier?)!

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