Since we’re talking about candy, have you ever wondered what happens to all the candy wrappers you throw in the trash every year? Candy wrappers are usually made up of mixed materials, making the recovery of useful materials difficult and expensive. Consider reusing candy wrappers for these fun art projects if you're crafty or try avoiding them all together by purchasing treats that come in cardboard boxes and foil.
While you're waiting for Halloween to get here make a statement with some energy friendly pumpkin carvings such as lightbulbs and wind turbines. Download your patterns here.
While tailgating around the television, keep drinks and snacks in coolers to avoid constantly opening the fridge and use insulated serving dishes instead of leaving the oven and coffeepot on for hours. If you have a grill party outside, follow these tips for an eco-friendly BBQ. Instead of simple disposable tableware consider Preserve. It is made from a thicker resin of plastic that allows for multiple uses. Also, Preserve's products are made from 100 percent recycled polypropylene (plastic #5 or PP). Another environmentally friendly resource for your grill event are All Natural Briquettes from Greenlink.
One of the easiest ways to reduce your waste is to recycle. It’s easy to put a clearly marked bin out at your tailgate. Did you know that, according to an estimate of the EPA, 75% of our waste is recyclable? Lastly, check out the 6 Top Eco-Friendly Football Stadiums to see if your team made the list.
Hopefully, these tips will make your fall even more enjoyable.