Every year, we buy thousands of new fancy dress costumes. More often than not, these are made from polyester or other synthetic plastic fibres. And every year, huge numbers of these costumes are thrown away. In fact, a study in 2017 estimated that the previous year, a whopping 7 million costumes were disposed of* – often ending up in landfill or being incinerated. We’d like to try to encourage people to reuse and pass on costumes to limit this huge waste source.
We are encouraging schools and education settings to run Halloween costume swap events. This can be to raise money for a charity, and will help to give these costumes a new lease of life! Check out a flyer and find out more here.
To let us know that you are taking part and to access a useful poster for the event and a template letter to parents, please fill out the form below.