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From Trash to Treats: How to Rescue Your Jack-O'-Lanterns from Landfills

Halloween might be the season of scares, but it doesn't have to send shivers down the planet's spine. This year, let's embrace eco-friendliness with one of my favorite ways to make Halloween more sustainable.

Did you know that a shocking 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins meet a grim fate in landfills each Halloween? It's a haunting statistic that calls for a change in our pumpkin disposal habits.

1. Composting

Don't let your pumpkins become part of this alarming statistic. Instead, consider composting them in your backyard or dropping them off at a local compost collection site. Composting pumpkins helps divert organic waste from landfills and turns them into valuable soil enrichers.

2. Feed the Animals

Want to add a philanthropic twist to your pumpkin disposal? Local farms and zoos often welcome pumpkin donations. These institutions use pumpkin scraps to feed their animals, creating a win-win situation where your Halloween decorations become tasty treats for furry friends.

3. Roast and Puree

Pumpkins have more to offer than spooky faces. You can roast them and turn the flesh into pumpkin puree, perfect for crafting delicious desserts or even a nourishing face mask. This versatile ingredient ensures that your Halloween pumpkins provide beauty and flavor without creating waste.

Join the Green Halloween Movement

This Halloween, let's turn the tide on the pumpkin waste epidemic. Share your favorite eco-friendly Halloween ideas in the comments below. Whether it's creative decorations, sustainable treats, or other planet-friendly tricks, we'd love to hear how you make Halloween a little greener. Together, we can ensure that our celebration is a treat for both us and the planet. Happy eco-friendly haunting!

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I'm Shavonne - an interior designer and organizer turned sustainable lifestyle enthusiast. On a mission to help you create a stylish, organized, and sustainable life that brings you joy and peace of mind. Say goodbye to chaos and hello to your best life!

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