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Pumpkin waste: Scotland’s Halloween nightmare

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Publication date: 07/06/2019
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The amount of pumpkins we waste every October, just to scare the living daylights out of each other, is huge. The figures are on such a scale, that Scotland should start focusing on some pumpkin-rescuing, food-waste fighting action.

It’s spooky to think that around 1.1 million edible pumpkins in Scotland end up wasted every year, plonked in a landfill site. And with Halloween being Scotland’s second favourite holiday after New Year’s Eve, unless action is taken this figure looks likely to rise.

A number of UK-wide food waste campaigns are trying to raise awareness, what can Scotland do to reduce the pumpkin carnage?

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