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Its that spooky time of year again and lets admit it, we all like to indulge in candy at this time of year, which as delicious as it is, sadly does often lead to excessive waste. But ALAS, it doesn’t have to!
In this blog post we are going to dive into some ways in which you can reduce, reuse and recycle this Halloween season.
SO WHATS THE SOLUTION?
The most low-waste treat for trick or treaters would obviously be to bake something yourself. But given the COVID 19 safety precautions, unless you know all the people you are handing out treats to, the safest thing to do is going to be handing out packaged treats.
So here are our TOP 5 ALTERNATIVES:
1. INDIVIDUAL BOXED CANDIES & FOIL WRAPPED CHOCOLATE
You can find candies & chocolates that come packaged in small boxes instead of individual plastic wrappers- if only all sweets came packaged like this! Some examples would be Smarties, DOTS, Skittles, Milk Duds etc.
Individual chocolate balls wrapped in aluminum foil are a great option as they can be recycled just like canned soft drinks!
2. CANNED SOFT DRINK
Why not hand out canned soft drinks to trick or treaters this year? Aluminum is one of the most recyclable metals!
3. SEED KITS
Now this is a creative one! You can make DIY seed kits made from leftover egg paper cartons. Eco- friendly, + kids can have a great time watching their seeds grow!
4. COMIC BOOKS
As the tag line states, "Rot their minds not their teeth" ;)
Most comic book stores have big packs you can buy to give away at reasonable prices!
You can visit the Treehouse for comics!
5. VISIT LOCAL BULK GROCERY STORES
Grab some paper bags or seed paper and head to a local bulk grocery store near you to pick up some foil wrapped coin chocolates or candies!.
These are some of our favourite idea's, but there are SO MANY other ways to get creative with low-waste alternatives to plastic candies. You could also consider fun coloured pencil packs or even drawing jack-o-lanterns on clementines!.
While we are on the subject on creating less halloween waste...
Need more info on how/ where to recycle posy Halloween? Check out these 2 helpful links below:
We hope this helped give you some fun alternative idea’s for low-waste treats for trick or treaters this year!
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