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Environmentally friendly bin liners

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oldcelt Sun 25-Feb-18 22:49:27

Has anyone any thoughts about the best sort of bin bags? Degradable, biodegradable?????

M0nica Mon 26-Feb-18 18:17:26

My supermarket in France uses biodegradable bags for the serve yourself vegetables. I tie the knot carefully and reuse them in my food waste bin in the UK. It goes for anaerobic digestion.

Does it make much difference if the bag is going into land fill? I do not know. I reuse old plastic carrier bags for my waste bin, I do not buy special ones. If I was going to throw a bag away without using it, I would prefer a compostable bag because I can do just that, put it on the compost heap rather than in the bin.

Atqui Mon 26-Feb-18 18:21:09

If the bag is going into landfill it definitely matters. Also there is a difference between biodegradable and compost able. Some of the biodegradable still take awhile to go I believe

oldcelt Mon 26-Feb-18 20:45:03

So I understand. Hence the question. 😊

durhamjen Mon 26-Feb-18 20:56:34

d2w do both. Problem solved.