Everybody likes a Jack O’ Lantern with its fiery eyes and gleaming grin but what do you do with the pumpkin once Halloween is over. Did you know that the US wastes 450 million kg of pumpkin yearly. The National Wildlife Foundation is sharing several clever ways to put used pumpkins to use.
STEM project idea
- Ask students for their ideas on recycling pumpkins.
- Convert the weight of used pumpkins from kilograms to pounds and ounces.
- If just 15% of used pumpkins were recycled by how much would that reduce the total waste?