Make the most of your pumpkins this half term

Over a million pumpkins are bought in the UK and carved out to create the seasonal lanterns that will adorn our doorsteps for all hallows eve. But what happens to the carved out pumpkin flesh? Most of it is thrown away, along with the rest of household waste. Many families are unaware that reducing their food waste helps their pocket as well as the environment.

To help Nottinghamshire residents make the most of their pumpkins, we’re inviting everyone to join us at the free family friendly event - Grow it, Carve it, Cook it, Compost it! on Thursday 30th October, 11am - 3pm at The Crossings Church and Centre, Newcastle Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 2AT. The event will have different activities including growing stations, composting information, tasty pumpkin recipes & tasters, pumpkin carving, a crafty activity from Bassetlaw Playforum, as well as recycling advice from Bassetlaw District Council.

Kevin Parker, Regional Communications Manager for Veolia, said ‘Throwing food away is bad for both our wallets and the environment. The key to making a difference is to just buy and cook the food that is needed. If you do have any spare harvest from your allotment or garden, why not share it with your family, neighbours and friends.’


Victoria Moore
Communications Team
Veolia Environmental Services (UK) Plc.
Trentside Offices, Freeth Street, Nottingham, NG2 3GT

Tel: +44(0)203 567 4370
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