MADISON (WKOW) – Wisconsin environmental officials urge trick-or-treaters to go green.
The Department of Natural Resources educators said Halloween traditionally creates a lot of waste and pollution so they recommend parents and children use natural decorations such as gourds and pumpkins.
The DNR educators also suggest that families use recycled paper to make homemade window decorations, re-use trick-or-treat bags from last year and make their own costumes.
Trick-or-treaters can also cut down on fuel and air pollution by walking from house-to-house while trick-or-treating around the neighborhood.
DNR educators remind parents to toss the old jack-o-lanterns
into compost piles.
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