September 27, 2011

Tidbit Tuesday (Halloween costumes)

Hello Friends! With Halloween fast approaching I thought I would share a statistic I recently read in Real Simple magazine that I found to be quite shocking. Have you ever thought about how many Halloween costumes get thrown away every year?
6,250 TONS
That's the amount of landfill waste that's accumulated from Halloween costumes. I would consider that something SCARY. I don't know about you but I want my children's children and beyond to enjoy life and if Mother Earth is being taken over by waste I'm not sure it will be so enjoyable. There is GOOD news because there is something we can do about it. Check out the website Green Halloween for lots of ideas. Did you know there is a National Costume Swap Day? It's October 8th! This sounds so much fun. There are events held all over the country where you can take your children to swap costumes and they can even try them on. I think there are also some online swap events taking place. Click HERE for more information. If you can't find one near you try throwing your own event in your community.

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