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The Last Word With Matt Cooper

The Scary Truth About Waste At Halloween

Many of us will be enjoying Halloween tonight, but have you ever considered the environmental impact...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:19 PM - 31 Oct 2019



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

The Scary Truth About Waste At Halloween

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:19 PM - 31 Oct 2019

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Many of us will be enjoying Halloween tonight, but have you ever considered the environmental impact it has?

Research from the UK has found that the equivalent of 83 million bottles' worth of plastic will be used and dumped at Halloween, while 7 million costumes will be thrown away afterwards.

Environmental journalist John Gibbons joined us to discuss these concerns and how to minimise Halloween waste, including making better use of pumpkins.

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