Illinois city hosts pumpkin smashing compost event to divert organic waste from landfills


People in Illinois are participating in pumpkin smash events initiated by Kay McKeen, founder and executive director of SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education). The people break waste pumpkins from Halloween into pieces using baseball bats, sledgehammers, and golf clubs. The crushed pumpkins are then sent to processing centers for composting, preventing greenhouse gases from being released. This initiative has helped divert large quantities of pumpkins from landfills. Read more about jack-o-lantern composting.

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