The scariest thing about Halloween? Its impact on the environment. From candy wrapped in plastic to fast fashion costumes that contribute to the clothing industry’s waste, pollution, and carbon emissions, the spookiest holiday of the year can have terrifying effects on our planet. But it doesn’t have to be that way! By making a few conscious choices, you can enjoy celebrations that are not only fun but good for the environment too.
Here’s how to make a difference:
Rather than purchase a fast fashion costume, get inspired by the candles, diffusers, and sprays in our CLEAN RESERVE Home Collection—which are all presented in chic votives that can be upcycled in new ways—and create your own costume from clothes already in your closet. With just a black dress, sunglasses, and pearls you can become Holly Golightly, while a striped shirt and beanie will transform you into Where’s Waldo. Alternatively, you can borrow a costume from a friend or check out the choices at your local thrift store.
Did you know that the cellophane that packages scents like CLEAN RESERVE Skin is compostable? Make sure to compost any organic matter from Halloween, like the pumpkin you used to create a jack-o-lantern.
Need a refresher on the art of composting? Check out our guide to composting here.
While you’re cleaning up, make sure to properly recycle any paper products you’ve used this Halloween. Like the 100% recyclable paper and cardboard we use in our packaging, many paper decorations, plates, and treat bags can be saved from landfill. Better yet, consider what you can use again next year and carefully store them away!
Our new CLEAN RESERVE Kakadu Plum Brightening Plum Deodorant features sustainably-sourced Kakadu Plum. Similarly, by visiting your closest farmers’ market you’ll likely find fruit and vegetables that are packaged in less plastic, have used fewer carbon emissions to get to you, and help support your local farming community.
In a dark room with the right decorations, candles can cast a ghoulish glow. We recommend opting for soy-based candles, like our CLEAN RESERVE Home Soy Blend Candles in Warm Cotton, Fresh Linens, and Rain. While most candles are made from paraffin wax, which is made from petroleum, our soy-based blends offer a clean and vegan light you can feel good about.