Leicestershire County Council calls for Halloween waste reduction

By Thomas Carter

The Leicestershire County Council (LCC) has called on residents to help reduce food and household waste this Halloween.

It is estimated that 15 million pumpkins are thrown away in the UK every Halloween, as well as two in every five costumes being discarded after just one wear, according to the council website.

With this in mind, the LCC has encouraged people to “make their own costumes from household items, buy pre-loved outfits and ensure old costumes get a second lease of life by donating them to charity or re-use shops after the spooky season.”

Councillor Blake Pain said: “We’d encourage residents to dispose of Halloween items correctly, such as taking their textiles to a charity shop or textile bank. This will help us in our aim of creating a cleaner, greener Leicestershire.”

For more information on sustainable Halloween celebrations, visit: www.lesswaste.org.uk/2021/10/14/halloween-waste/

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