Food waste is scary come Hal­loween

Herald Express - - News -

HAL­LOWEEN pump­kin carvers in South Devon are be­ing urged to do their bit for the en­vi­ron­ment.

The UK pro­duces more than seven mil­lion tonnes of food waste each year, enough to pro­duce en­ergy for 350,000 homes. Coun­cils want house­holds to com­post their pump­kins or put them in their brown bins, from which ma­te­rial goes to make soil con­di­tioner for use in farms.

Cllr Ru­fus Gilbert said: “The real hor­ror at Hal­loween is the tragic waste of so many pump­kins, which could have been re­cy­cled into soil con­di­tioner to grow more for next year.”

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