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The Green Life: Green Your Halloween: Bag the Waste

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October 07, 2010

Green Your Halloween: Bag the Waste

Trick or treat On Oct. 31, we hope that you'll be out roaming the parties, the pumpkin patches, and the haunted houses, all the while munching on (or handing out) plenty o’candy. It can all leave a frightful mess — but it doesn’t have to. This week’s tips will help you ensure that Nov. 1 isn’t a scarier day for the Earth than the one that preceded it.

Tip #4: Better Trick-or-Treat Bags

Instead of handing children a plastic bucket or bag that can only be used one day each year, equip them with a candy-amassing device that can be reused for multiple purposes. Pillowcases are a good option, as are reusable shopping bags. If you have a bit of time and imagination, make one out of stuff that may have otherwise been trashed, such as cereal boxes or old T-shirts.

Tell us: What will your kids use to collect Halloween candy?

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