November the 5th is a night to remember and will of course bring bonfires, fireworks and the chance to cosy up to loved ones in warm knits. It’s also a time to give a little thought to the impact that this particular night can have, and what small changes can be made for a slightly more environmentally friendly celebration this year.
Build a Better Bonfire
This may be an obvious point to make, but it is incredibly important not to burn any highly flammable materials on an open fire. Not only can this be unsafe, but also cause pollution so try to avoid burning your unwanted items including firelighters, oil, rubber or plastics. Instead opt for natural materials like untreated wood or even dry leaves and garden waste!
Ditch the Sparklers + Keep Your Hands Warm Instead
Burning up to 2,000 degrees, these mini fireworks are powerful and pretty, but the nature of the materials used to create sparklers make them incredibly difficult to recycle. It may be tempting to celebrate with them, but this year why not keep your hands nice and warm in a cosy pair of gloves for the night instead.
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Attend a Public Display
Fireworks of course aren’t that great for the environment…yes, they look fantastic, but they do release toxic chemicals into the air causing pollution. They are the prettiest of pollutants some might say. The best way to be a bit eco-friendlier with your fireworks is to attend a bigger display, for example one being held by a local charity or organisations like the National Trust (link). Getting together in one place for a fireworks display means less emissions polluting the air than holding lots of small private displays.
Remember to stay warm and safe this bonfire night, but most of all…have fun!
For more information on firework safety see here.