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Compostable bags?

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  • waqasahmed
    waqasahmed Posts: 1,944 Forumite
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    edited 10 May 2022 at 10:29AM
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    BUFF said:

    Biodegradable => larger rubbish bin. Will take much longer to degrade.

    The ones that I use (from a supermarket) are visibly going within the 2 weeks (max) that they are in my garden waste bin. Also, my council recommends biodegradable (compostable wrappings etc. also go in garden waste bin).

    waqasahmed said:
    BUFF said:
    Compostable or biodegradable bags are generally used to hold your food waste. Most people hopefully are trying to cut down on food waste nor want to have large amounts of that in their houses so do you really need 45l bags/bin for that (most have a smaller kitchen caddy)?
    I eat a lot of fruit. Not much I can do with bananas skins, or onion peels lol
    OK, but you aren't going to create 45l of banana skins/onion peels in 1 or 2 weeks.
    This is true tbf. My local council won't allow biodegradable bags

    They also don't allow the recycling of yoghurt pots whilst the one in my parent's town does 
  • BUFF
    BUFF Posts: 2,185 Forumite
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    edited 10 May 2022 at 6:40PM
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    They also don't allow the recycling of yoghurt pots whilst the one in my parent's town does 
    Neither does mine although pretty much all the neighbouring councils do ... :(

    Btw I noticed on the council page that you linked

    "Need more caddy liners? Tie a liner or carrier bag around the handle of your brown bin on collection day and we will leave you a free roll."

    So your council will provide you with bags for your food waste - no need for you to source.
  • waqasahmed
    waqasahmed Posts: 1,944 Forumite
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    BUFF said:
    They also don't allow the recycling of yoghurt pots whilst the one in my parent's town does 
    Neither does mine although pretty much all the neighbouring councils do ... :(

    Btw I noticed on the council page that you linked

    "Need more caddy liners? Tie a liner or carrier bag around the handle of your brown bin on collection day and we will leave you a free roll."

    So your council will provide you with bags for your food waste - no need for you to source.
    My local one also doesn't allow the recycling of yoghurt pots, but my parent's do but then their brown bin costs an additional amount and doesn't include food waste 
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