3 Ways to Minimise Waste this Halloween

It’s believed that a staggering 8 million pumpkins will be wasted this year in the UK alone. Carving pumpkins is a huge part of celebrating Halloween but what happens to your pumpkins come 1st November?

Over recent years people have become increasingly aware of the waste that certain festivities and celebrations bring. Halloween is high on the list, especially when there are so many things that can be done with pumpkins there really is no excuse to waste them!

We’ve come across some fantastic ideas to help reduce pumpkin waste this year, here’s a few of our favourites:

Treat night

Pamper evening and pumpkins? Who knew the pair could go together…

Get your friends round with their leftover pumpkins and get creative. With just one added ingredient you can have yourself a totally natural body scrub! Pumpkins are full of vitamins and great for the skin so try pureeing the leftover pumpkin and mixing with sugar to create a great body exfoliator. It may not look that appealing but your skin will thank you for it!

For more pumpkin beauty tricks visit GlossyBox.

Had one too many treats?

Been there and done that with the pumpkin pie or had enough sweet treats over Halloween? But i bet you haven’t tried Pumpkin Gnocchi…

This recipe is super easy and delicious and a great way to use up your leftover pumpkin. Who doesn’t enjoy a big bowl of warming pasta at this time of year? For the full recipe and other yummy ways to utilise your pumpkins visit Tesco.com.

Share your leftovers

If your old pumpkins are looking a little sorry for themselves and past their best… please don’t be tempted to throw them away! They may not look appetising to you but there’s definitely someone that’ll love them!

Lots of animals eat pumpkin such as foxes, squirrels, badgers and birds. Animals can struggle to find food this time of year so pumpkins can be a great food source. Just leave out in your garden and you’ll be amazed at how quickly it goes!

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