We hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween! Those big, orange pumpkins found at farms, grocery stores, and along stretches of road are really fun to carve and light this time of year. Maybe you also roasted the pumpkin seeds or made a puree from the pulp.
Whatever tasty and fun creations you made from your pumpkin, it will soon be time to retire it but please don’t send it to the landfill. When food scraps end up in a landfill, they decompose without oxygen and produce methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Every year millions of pounds of pumpkins end up in landfills after Halloween. Here are some easy ways to give this Halloween horror story a happy ending.