Halloween is coming! Prepare to be scared, for Halloween comes with lots of frights: ghosts, ghouls and—that’s right—marine debris.
Unfortunately, Halloween often means more trash that can become marine debris. Wrappers are one of the top debris items throughout the year and the many candy wrappers that are part of this spooky holiday can substantially add to their accumulation.
So, as you’re trick-or-treating this year, think about the scary impact your actions can have on our ocean and Great Lakes! Make sure those wrappers are properly disposed of and if you’re handing out candy, consider some non-plastic options, such as goodies packaged in cardboard boxes that can be recycled. We can all be part of fighting the marine debris that haunts us!