Food waste is scary, pass it on.
Ellis wonders whether the annual tradition of carving pumpkins is due for an update after new research finds that almost half of Brits (45 per cent) think the land used to grow Halloween pumpkins should be put to better food use.
Food waste that reaches and then decomposes in landfill sites is a major emitter of greenhouse gases.
Composting at home, or via a council food waste collection, prevents food from reaching landfill and converts it back into nutrients for the soil instead. Pumpkins (and squash!) can be composted.