We went in Aldi yesterday for a tin of Scottish shortbread and I picked up some compostable multi use bags for 99 Cents.
Great idea thinks me. Then I thought to myself:
"What do you put in them?"
So I started to think and perhaps ask Doctor Google for some information. But before doing that I consulted the missus:
"What do yo put in them?"
"Potato peelings and any vegetable peelings."
I said :" But I can just put them in my weeding bucket or a cardboard box or even just carry them in my hands to my compost heap".
"Exactly she says".
Have these manufacturers tried to reinvent the wheel or am I missing something?
So I consulted Doctor Google for more information on these compostable plastic bags. Apparently they are made out of potato starch and will start to decompose after five weeks. You can put food waste or garden waste like lawn clippings but no meat or diseased plants.
I wonder how many people put ordinary household waste in them and lob them in the wheelie bin and they end up in landfill?
Don't get me wrong. If you used them to bring your shopping home in they are a brilliant idea especially if you compost them afterwards.
Answers on a post card please or better still in the comment box! Thanks.