According to stats from Green Halloween, about 25 million USA children celebrate Halloween each year – that’s a ton of costume waste if each kids’ costume is worn once and only once. Green Halloween notes that if we simply swap out about half the costumes used each year vs. tossing them, we could help reduce annual landfill waste by 6,250 tons (the weight of 2500 midsize cars).
A successful Halloween costume swap can be as small as swapping with one friend or as large as holding an entire neighbor or even city-wide costume swapping event.
To make it easy, Green Halloween offers the following tips for would-be swappers:
Visit National Costume Swap Day to learn more.