Have a spook-taular but green Halloween!

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Halloween tips card (large version)We want you to enjoy a ghoulish but green Halloween, so this week (25 to 28 October 2011) we are running a series of four spookily themed Love Food Hate Waste roadshows around the county. These are a chance for you to speak to recycling officers about how to cut food waste, and any general recycling questions you may have.

You can also pick up tips on catering for frightfully good Halloween parties, which can help to save you money by ensuring you make the most of the food you buy.

So don’t be frightened to recycle this Halloween – here are our top tips:

  • Going to a Halloween party? Why not get creative and make your own scary costume out of old clothes or visit the local charity shop and see what they’ve got on offer that you can use.
  • Plus after the party, don’t forget to put your costume to the back of your wardrobe for next year.
  • Are you hosting a party? Why not borrow or hire extra cutlery rather than using disposable ones, which will get thrown in the bin afterwards.
  • If you are taking your children trick-or-treating, why not take a reusable bag or ice cream tub for collecting treats. And, don’t forget to put rechargeable batteries in your torch.
  • Making a lantern? Remember to use all of your pumpkin – there’s lots of treats you can make with the flesh, so don’t waste it – see www.lovefoodhatewaste.com for recipe ideas.
  • And after you’ve finished with your pumpkin, try composting it.
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