As we step into the new season of fall, it’s important to find ways to reduce your waste at home. From getting into the Halloween spirit, to fighting the scariest monster of all –food waste– here are some tips to help you reduce your waste this fall by getting crafty in the kitchen, composting, and upcycling.
- Getting ready to carve your pumpkin? Take the seeds out and toast them up to eat! Get creative by adding your own spices or check out this simple recipe!
- Getting ready to decorate for Halloween? Make decorations out of items you already have. Take empty milk jugs; put some scary, silly, or spooky faces on them with permanent marker; and put lights inside for some fun and easy decorations! Check out this website for more ideas! Search for Halloween costumes at local thrift stores, and buy candy from bulk bins to reduce waste!
- Don’t throw your pumpkin in the trash, compost it! Add fallen leaves to your compost or yard waste bin as well.
- As we get into soup season, make your own vegetable broth using food scraps. Follow this recipe to reduce your food waste and be a kitchen hero!
- Our club’s fall campaign is about using and carrying your own reusable utensils wherever you go. Not only is using reusable serving ware during COVID-19 just as safe as using disposables, but bringing your own reusable utensils allows you to know where they are coming from while reducing the amount of waste you produce. Check out our website to see how to make your own reusable utensils kit and local resources in the community to find materials to make them!