07 Oct '11, 4pm

Halloween is coming. Here's a guide to making it more eco-friendly. #green #halloween

Halloween is coming. Here's a guide to making it more eco-friendly. #green #halloween

Elaborate parties, outrageous costumes, fantastic decorations -- to me that screams Halloween! This historically pagan holiday is growing in popularity with children and adults alike, and the sums spent to celebrate are keeping a spookily high pace. But Halloween's biggest horror story isn't its price tag. Chemicals in store-bought costumes and the eerie amount of waste generated by candy and decorations can be downright frightening for the environment. Before you run screaming into the night, take heart. There are lots of ways you can make smart choices for your wallet -- and the planet -- without scaring away all the fun. Here are some suggestions: Organize a costume swap. According to Robert Lilienfeld of the Use Less Stuff Report, roughly 25 million children in the United States celebrate Halloween. Swapping half of their costumes would reduce annual landfill waste by ...

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