Summoning up some eco-friendly Halloween fun this holiday isn’t as frightfully hard as you might think! As one of the most popular holidays of the year, its potential impact is pretty big:
- 5 to 10: The number of pounds of Halloween candy the average Halloweener is likely to collect and consume each year.
- 36.1 million: Number of potential trick-or-treaters in 2006 between the ages of 5 and 13.
- 1 billion pounds: Weight of pumpkins grown by the top pumpkin producing states in 2006. Illinois was the top producing state with 492 million pounds of pumpkin produced. Other orange-patch states include California, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
- $2 billion: The dollar rise in Halloween spending between 2005 and 2007, putting the average per-person price tag for Halloweeners over $60.
It’s enough to send any eco-minded trick-or-treater running home to their haunted house, but there are lots of easy solutions to green your Halloween and enjoy an earth-friendly night of spine-chilling fun.