I just love Halloween! It has to be one of the most exciting times of the year, at least for me because I love costume parties! I love everything about it, from coming up with a disguise, to actually seeing it all come together, and just painting the town red while wearing it. It is such an enjoyable time to let loose on your creativity!
However, the problem with Halloween, as with any other party or festivity, is what to do with the leftovers. Halloween is particularly tricky about this because a lot of those decorations that you’ve used in your Halloween party can be reused and some of them can actually be put into another use. So, let’s keep the party going, Dunmore, with these useful tips for recycling leftover Halloween decorations. They’re so easy they’re almost scary!
- The best thing to do with your costume: There are a lot of cool ways to put that costume into use in the future. There are a bunch of webpages out there that discuss how to make a costume out of recyclables; you’ll be able to find very cool ideas ranging from a robot made out of boxes (a personal favorite) to a Zombie made from charity shop clothing. But if you already have a costume, then you can certainly put that vampire cape into a good use next year; and, if you don’t want to use the same costume then you can swap costumes with a friend!
- What to do with those decorations: Don’t throw out those jack-o-lanterns just yet! Did you know you could use them as compost for your plants when you are done? As for your spooky graves and your lighting, you could always use them next year. Just store them in a safe place and they will be good to go. Above all, please try to use only biodegradable materials; it’s just the cool thing to do for the environment.
- Your make up: There’s not much you can do about your make up, as it is hardly recyclable. Postconsumers.com suggests that you make sure that your cosmetics are made from biodegradable materials. Also, it is suggested that you save those plastic caps and those plastic containers; they can be put into good in the future use as well.
So, let us all take one for the team and have an ecologically mindful and fun Halloween. Keep it green, Dunmore.