And about those costumes, here is an important and creepy piece of Halloween info:
According to Medium.com:
Americans will spend an estimated
on Halloween this year, and costumes are a large part of that figure. On average, men
$96 dollars on costumes and women spend $77. For that hefty price tag, these costumes must be high-quality, right? Wrong.
Costumes you find in the store are usually made of cheap, mass-produced synthetic materials. The same for make-up and wigs. These products are often petroleum based and can be resource intensive to create. They’re non-biodegradable, just like the plastic packaging they come in. And these costumes aren’t made to be durable since they’re intended to wear just one night of the year.
When old products make the inevitable trip to the landfill, they will continue to leach chemicals into the environment. Sea life is especially at risk as many of these pollutants get into our waterways. The fabric and plastic also pose entanglement and choking hazards for wildlife.
So avoid the negative environmental impacts of store-bought costumes, and save a few bucks by opting to make something yourself.
So don’t make Halloween a Fright-Fest for the Planet!
Visit Goodwill or other thrift stores! Rock the back of your closet! String garlic bulbs to repel vampires, use yellow and black clothes to be a bumblebee… or add spooky make up to be a zom-bee!
Just remember: everything we do affects everything that is. It’s that simple and that complex. And empowering once we realize how much we still have in our control.
We will have more information on earth-saving Halloween candy in tomorrow’s special issue. But before that,