Podcast: Halloween Is a Wrap. Now What Do We Do With All Those Wrappers? (5:17 mins)
According to the National Retail Federation’s seasonal trends report, one hundred sixty million Americans bought candy this past Halloween, spending 2.6 million dollars over Halloween on candy alone.
With Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and the candy-consuming giant Easter on the horizon, this country is producing hundreds of millions of tons of candy wrappers that are likely ending up in landfills.
Thanks to a seventh grader at Oak Knoll with a bright idea and the partnership of the student-run Green Team at Oak Knoll, those wrappers are heading in a different direction. (5:17 mins)