How to enjoy a safe Bonfire Night.

November 7, 2022

Remember, remember the 5th of November.

We all know the date, but do you know what the environmental impact of Bonfire Night is?

Bonfire night comes with a whole host of polluting toxins, non-recyclable waste and lingering particles that stay in the air long after the sparklers have died out.

Here are some ways to make it a little more environmentally friendly for everyone to enjoy:

Attend a public Fireworks display.

Gathering in one place for a bigger display will result in fewer emissions than lots of small, private events.

Give the Lanterns a miss!

As well as being a fire hazard when floating or returning to the ground, they can also destroy habitats and set animal housing, feed and bedding alight.

Keep your bonfire eco-friendly.

Ensure that you only burn small amounts of paper, leaves, wood and cardboard. Refrain from being tempted to dump household rubbish like mattresses and other toxic goods.

Choose Green Fireworks.

Fireworks are not biodegradable and are often left lying around after use. However, there are some greener options available, using clean-burning fuel.

Don’t leave anything behind!

Always clean up fallen debris left behind and dispose of them safely.

Think of the animals.

Animals affected suffer psychological distress and can cause injuries as they attempt to run or hide from the noise. As for our pets, they don’t understand and can find the noises very frightening.

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