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Have a Green Halloween

Illustration of a haunted houseMake your own costume from things around the 
        house – old clothes, game pieces, sport team items, something from the 
        recycling bin, etc., or purchase items from a resale shop.  
 
 If make-up is used instead of a mask, purchase non-toxic or 
        hypoallergenic cosmetics.  
 
 When buying candy, look for treats with minimal packaging – or give 
        pencils, erasers or money.  
 
 Send your children out with a reusable bucket, canvas bag or pillowcase.  
 
 Don’t be a litter bug, dispose of candy wrappers in your bags, buckets or 
        trash cans along the way.  
 
 Stay local to trick-or-treat, bike, wagon or carpool.  
 
 Use rechargeable batteries in your flashlight for trick-or-treating.  
 
 Don’t throw away the pumpkin seeds – bake and eat, or put outdoors for 
        the birds and animals.  
  
 As your pumpkin grows old, put in your yard for animals to eat, or put 
        into compost pile.    
 
 Keep Halloween decorations from year to year so you don’t need to 
        purchase new ones each season.  
 
 If you are hosting a Halloween party, used reusable dishes, tableware, 
        cups napkins, etc.  Instead of paper invitations, send an electronic 
        invite to your guests.

By MPPL on October 21, 2011 Categories: Consumer Choices, Holidays

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