It’s estimated that 12.8 million pumpkins will be purchased and thrown away this year. On a global scale, we don't make full use of the food we have - every year, around one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. And food waste contributes to the Climate Emergency because the production and transport of food uses up precious energy and resources.
But the good news is that pumpkins aren’t the only way to have fun at Halloween! There are lots of other ways to get creative and connect with others. That's why, this week, we are sharing seven alternative activities in the run up to Halloween that don't need to involve food waste. You can also look out for our 'Pumpkin Pledge' on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter channels - share it to spread the word and pledge a food waste-free Halloween.