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Posted on October 15th, 2008 by Dawn Bowles

As we get closer to several holidays, it’s important that we think about how to reduce the amount of waste produced during the holiday season.

Halloween is fast approaching. The holiday is tremendous fun for children (and some childlike adults … OK, me). But it can involve an unnecessary amount of garbage.

Shirley Siluk Gregory on Suite101 offers some “ideas for environmentally friendly trick-or-treating and Halloween fun”. And Larry West on About.com has plenty of “Green Halloween Tips: Tricks to Make Your Halloween a Treat for Mother Nature”.

Some wonderful suggestions on these posts include:

  • Purchasing costumes at vintage and thrift stores that can be used more than once and giving the costume back to the store when you’re done.
  • Using reusable bags to Trick or Treat with
  • Buying treats from environmentally aware companies

Read the posts for more great tips – and tell us what you’re doing make this Halloween less wasteful.

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