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Donate your Halloween leftovers to the Pumpkin Rescue food waste initiative

Kyra Hanson

Halloween is over, but before you consign your lopsided, jagged attempts at pumpkin carving to the dustbin, take a minute to think about the 18,000 tonnes of edible pumpkin mounting up every time Halloween rolls around (that's the same weight as 1,500 double decker buses, FYI). 

Apparently in London, 60 percent of evil-looking pumpkins don't get eaten, which adds up to 1.7 million each season. To put a halt to this food waste, Hubbub is inviting all would-be carvers to take part in the #PumpkinRescue challenge. Basically don't chuck it, cook it. Or take your leftovers to one of ten Tesco drop-off points around the city before November 6. There will be a pop-up pumpkin feast at Dalston East Curve Garden on November 2 and if you fancy hosting your own check out the website for tips and recipes. 

Here's a video from last year's event:

The Tesco drop-off points are:

Maiden Lane Composting, Maiden Lane Community Centre, 156 St. Paul's Crescent, Camden, NW1 9XZ
Lea Valley Tesco Extra, 1 Glover Drive, Enfield, N18 3HF
Ponders End Tesco Extra, 288 High Street, Enfield, EN3 4DP
South Tottenham Tesco Superstore, 230 High Road, South Tottenham, Haringey, N15 4AJ
Leytonstone Tesco Superstore, Gainsborough Road, Waltham Forest, E11 1HT
Leyton Tesco Superstore, 825 High Road Leyton, Waltham Forest, E10 7AA
Highams Park Tesco Superstore, 405 Larkshall Road, Waltham Forest, E4 9EF

In other news, 'Girls' star Lena Dunham dressed as Trump's 'grabbed pussy' for Halloween

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