Pumpkins in Newport have welcomed a ban on being placed in
general waste bins after Halloween.
Residents will no longer be able to dispose of pumpkins in
their general waste but can place them on top of their brown food caddie for
collection by Wastesavers.
A pumpkin who only wanted to be known as “Pete” said: “This
is great news – for too many years my predecessors have been thrown into
“It’s good know we will be recycled into electricity and
fertilizer,” he continued; “it’s nice to know I will be helping the next generation
of pumpkins and doing my bit to make Halloween a bit more eco friendly.”
Pete’s other last wishes include being made into a tasty
stew or gently resting on a compost pile in your garden.
Across the UK an estimated 18,000 tonnes of pumpkins will be thrown in bins (roughly equivalent to Newport’s entire recycling for the year).
There are also concerns about the 7 million plus plastic Halloween costumes dumped across the UK each year.
For tips on how to make Halloween more eco-friendly see our previous post here.