The Best Creative Fall Decor Ideas That Help the Planet
Fall is here, and it’s one of the coziest seasons of the year! At Filtrol, our goal is to get back to real water. By reducing waste and toxic chemicals that make it into your trash, you also keep them out of our waterways. That’s why one of our goals is to educate people about plastic pollution and give you ideas on how to reduce it! If you love decorating for fall, we have put together some simple ways that you can get the warm and fuzzy fall vibes going and lessen your impact on the environment.
Don’t Go Overboard – Less is More!
An initial rule of thumb is to keep it simple! Part of being eco-friendly is reducing the number of goods created and consumed so that they are less likely to end up in landfills. Try to find ways to make simple statement pieces so that you still get that cozy fall vibe without going overboard.
A really simple way to reduce your carbon footprint and protect the planet is to shop secondhand. Head to the thrift store and get creative by looking for mason jars, lanterns, decorations, books, or old flannels to create your best fall decor yet.
Choose Non-Plastic Decorations
Choosing non-plastic decorations such as paper, fabrics, wood, etc., dramatically reduces the amount of waste and harmful chemicals that enter the environment. Plastic takes 100s of years to decompose, but more natural products break down faster, reducing the overall waste in the world.
The beauty of the fall season lives in the great outdoors! Bring in dried leaves, plants, sticks, pinecones, acorns, corn, pumpkins, and squash. There are endless possibilities when it comes to decorating with natural items. Plus, you can compost most items when you’re done or burn things like sticks and pinecones in your bonfire for a cozy evening outdoors!
Make Your Snacks Your Decorations
Who doesn’t love having lots of holiday treats around? Put out a jar of candy corn or fall-colored M&Ms to add a little color to any room. Instead of a Christmas gingerbread house – make a Halloween gingerbread haunted house! No need for cleanup – these goodies will be gone by the end of the season.
We hope you enjoy the beauty of fall and all it has to offer! By utilizing even just a few of these decorating ideas, you are helping our water stay clean! You can also reduce plastic pollution all year round with Filtrol!