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October 5, 2011
National Costume Swap Day gets outing in Roseville

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A green tinge is part of this year's Halloween lead up by way of National Costume Swap Day.

That event allows the public to swap out their old Halloween costumes for another costume and it gets its local outing in Roseville this Saturday at reCreate.

The focus of the day is reducing waste borne from wearing an item once and discarding it

The issue is no small matter.

Swapping only half of the children costumes normally discarded would reduce annual landfill waste by 6,250 tons, according to both the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Transportation.

That amount is the equivalent to the weight of 2,500 midsize cars.

National Costume Swap Day
WHEN: 1-3 p.m., Saturday
WHERE: reCreate 8417 Washington Blvd., #135, Roseville
INFORMATION: (916) 749-3717; www.recreate.org

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