Hubbub’s CEO and co-founder Trewin Restorick said: “The total plastic waste footprint of Halloween will be even higher once you take into account other Halloween plastic such as party kits and decorations, much of which are also plastic, or Halloween food packaging, most of which quickly becomes ‘rubbish’ and ultimately, breaks down to be plastic pollution. Retailers must take greater responsibility to offer ranges for seasonal celebrations that don’t worsen the already worrying impact of plastic waste on our planet.” If you're planning a Halloween celebration, go plastic-free and switch single-use for more sustainable options like re-useable decorations.
“The scariest thing about Halloween is now plastic. More costumes are being bought each year as the number of people participating in Halloween increases,” says Chris Rose from the Fairyland Trust said. “It’s vital that we all try and choose costumes that are as environmentally friendly as possible. Concerned consumers can take personal action to avoid buying new plastic and still dress-up for Halloween by buying from charity shops or re-using costumes to create outfits, or making their own from non-plastic materials.”
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