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Think twice before you bin that pumpkin!

Written by Alice Skeats

With Halloween over for another year, we want to share some ideas on how you can recycle your spooky pumpkins rather than letting them go to waste.

According to environmental waste charity Hubbub, 15 million pumpkins are chucked away every year after Halloween. That is enough to make a bowl of pumpkin soup for everyone in Britain.

So, this year why not try and get as many uses out of your pumpkin?

  1. Use the flesh for delicious recipes such as pumpkin soup, roasted pumpkin or pumpkin curry! Be inspired with these yummy recipes.
  2. Wildlife such as hedgehogs, squirrels, birds and badgers love pumpkin, so why not give them a tasty treat? Take it to the bottom of your garden or to your local woods or nature reserve.
  3. Once your pumpkin is carved, hollow and been used make sure you use it for compost. If you don’t have a compost or food waste bin at home, have a look on your local council website for your nearest composting site.

For more information on recycling pumpkins check out Hubbub’s #PumpkinRescue Campaign.

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