The National Retail Federation estimated that in 2015, more than 157 million Americans planned to celebrate Halloween. Total spending in 2015 was estimated to be $6.9 billion, with the average American celebrating spending $74 on decorations, candy, costumes and more. Estimates for 2016 spending is 8.4 billion dollars. That’s a lot of stuff. If you go into any retail store, you will quickly see a lot of those sales items are made from plastic.
Helping to clean up our environment can seem overwhelming. However, when each of us pitches in, even a little it can add up to a BIG difference. Let’s take a look, for example, at what the trick-or-treaters will use to collect their goods.
I don’t know about you, but when we were kids we used pillowcases and so did most of our friends. What about a small basket?
If every child used a non-plastic collection device, just think how many plastic pumpkin buckets could be avoided. If we don’t buy them, guess what? Retailers won’t order them. Just think of the millions of plastic treat collection containers that could be eliminated! An added benefit-you can save a few dollars using something you already own. A win-win.
What tips do you have to unplastic Halloween? Please share in the comments below.