Started by: PeterP (9470)

Halloween will soon be with us Pumpkins are for sale now but I wonder how many millions of pounds worth will be binned against the amount which will be eaten

Started: 22nd Oct 2018 at 20:03

Posted by: lectriclegs (4883)

Replied: 23rd Oct 2018 at 18:01
Last edited by lectriclegs: 23rd Oct 2018 at 18:02:04

Posted by: kathpressey (5477) 

I thought the same Peter P. The town is awash with pumpkins. Most will go to waste. I can't abide Halloween anyway.

Replied: 24th Oct 2018 at 09:11

Posted by: Anne (4182) 

This commercial trend of today is so unlike the hallowe'en of the 1940/50s. Then, there were no pumpkins, trick or treat or elaborate costumes. Simple things sufficed such as apple bobbing both in a bowl of water or hanging in rows on string tied to a length of clothes line. Turnips were hollowed out to make the masks. If turnips couldn't be afforded an empty jam jar with a candle.
I see Tesco are to stop using 'best before dates' on many items in an attempt to reduce food waste

Replied: 24th Oct 2018 at 09:56

Posted by: roylew (3608)

Blame the supermarkets for all the don’t know any different...progress I’m afraid

Replied: 24th Oct 2018 at 17:23

Posted by: PeterP (9470)

Supermarkets trying to save waste by selling plastic pumpkins and being slated for doing so

Replied: 24th Oct 2018 at 17:28

Posted by: kathpressey (5477) 

Plastic ones can be reused each year. Not all plastic is bad if it is recycled properly at the end of it's life

Replied: 25th Oct 2018 at 09:04

Posted by: jarvo (30229) 

Animals love pumpkin waste, so all is not in vain.

Replied: 26th Oct 2018 at 20:08

Posted by: PeterP (9470)

Nice little earner for the farmers who grow them,sell them then get them back has animal feed or compost

Replied: 27th Oct 2018 at 15:40


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