The National Retail Federation estimates that $2.6 billion was spent on candy for Halloween 2019– that’s 600 pounds of candy! The vast majority of candy wrappers can’t be recycled, many of which don’t find their way into the trash and thus pollute the environment. Take care to dispose of your wrappers properly, and consider picking up any wrappers you may find on the street.
Source: Candy Wrappers: Halloween’s Environmental Nightmare–Recycle Nation
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