Pumpkin Rescue

Halloween is the spookiest time of the year, but what happens after we’ve carved pumpkins to decorate our homes is probably the scariest thing of all.

Around 15 million pumpkins are wasted in the UK every Halloween. Yet pumpkin flesh is edible and could be used in delicious recipes that not only prevent the waste but also delight our taste buds.

#PumpkinRescue is Hubbub’s initiative to tackle the pumpkin waste and reduce that scarily high figure of 15 million binned pumpkins.  One of our team members got into the spirit by carving a recycle-themed pumpkin.  This looks pretty good, but even better is that every bit of pumpkin was put to good use, creating delicious dishes such as roasted pumpkin with ginger and chilli flakes, and smoked paprika roasted seeds. And the parts that can’t be eaten went into home compost or food waste collection.

For the fifth year, Pumpkin Rescue is happening in locations across the UK and the spooky activities include carving, cooking workshops and tasting events. You can find out more here https://www.hubbub.org.uk/Event/eat-your-pumpkin-and-join-the-pumpkinrescue

Halloween doesn’t last long, so make sure it leaves only good memories.  Find more sustainable ways to reuse, recycle and create Halloween props at https://www.hubbub.org.uk/diy-halloween-costume