If half the kids in the U.S. who celebrate Halloween swapped costumes rather than buying new ones, the nation’s annual landfill waste would be reduced by 6,250 tons. That’s about the weight of 2,500 mid-size cars!
These are pretty amazing statistics to think you can help save our planet from unnecessary waste simply by swapping your kids Halloween costumes with other kids.
Not sure where to start? Find a swap near you. If there is no organized swap close by, don’t worry. You can create one of your own. It doesn’t have to be on a large scale. Get some of your friends together, organize a virtual swap on Facebook or ask a few mom’s from school to get together and trade costumes. You’ll find more great ideas on how to make a swap happen at Green Halloween.
Whether you are swapping to save your family money, to help reduce waste or to teach your kids the value of recycling, National Costume Swap Day a fab-boo-lous idea!