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Simple Sustainable Swaps – biodegradable bin bags

These biodegradable bin bags were one of the first swaps I ever put in place.  The thought of wrapping all that landfill waste in MORE plastic was really bugging me so I thought I’d see if I could find some, and I did!

Compost Bag Company compostable and biodegradable bin bags

So firstly, the most eco-friendly thing we could do is use no bag at all.  That may be possible if you are composting everything relating to food waste but I think it’s probably a step too far for most of us… the next best thing is to line your bin with newspapers, but who has newspaper to hand these days?

So this is my recommended solution – compostable and biodegradable bin bags.  These are the 50l version but they come in a variety of sizes.  I’ve been using them for years now and even though you might need to be slightly more gentle with them, they are surprisingly strong given that they are desigined to break down!  I’ve never had any issues with leaking into my bin.

If you want to make this swap, I would recommend using these bags in particular as they are fully certified as biodegradable and compostable.  Unfortunately a lot of companies claim that they are these things when in fact they wouldn’t meet the required standards.

Key points:

  • Replace around 156 toxic plastic bags per year by switching!
  • Perfect for indoor swing and pedal bins
  • 25 bags per roll
  • 50-litre capacity
  • Made using wind-powered electricity
  • Plastic-Free, 100% Made from plants
  • Biodegradable & Compostable (home and commercial)
  • Reinforced base so no leaking
  • EU Certified and tested as safely compostable EN13432
  • The packaging is 100% Recycled and Recyclable
  • Approved to be used for the council’s food waste collection in the UK

I would definitely recommend you get them from one of the eco shops as when I got some from Amazon in the past they came in plastic packaging 🤦

You can check out all of The Compost Bin Co’s eco-credentials at the bottom of this post in our handy infographic.

 

How much is it and where do I get it?

They are £10.99 for 25 and I got mine from Ecovibe. I know that’s quite a bit more than you’d pay for normal plastic bags but I guess that’s why plastic is destroying the natural environment, because it’s cheap.

You do get 10% off with code TIGHTSCLUB10 and you can also save 5% by setting up a subscription.

 

That’s a wrap

I’d love you hear what you are liking about our swaps or what you would like more or less of.  Comment below if there is anything you want to raise!

If you want to watch the video for this one then head to our Instagram.

Leanne xx

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